New York state memorial adds names of firefighters who died from 9/11-related illnesses

  • Source: Daily Freeman
  • Published: 10/11/2017 12:00 AM

The names of 112 New York City firefighters who died of illnesses after spending time working in the rubble of the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attacks were added Tuesday to a memorial in the state’s capital city for firefighters killed in the line of duty. The Fire Department of New York firefighters make up most of the 118 new names etched onto to the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial located at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany. Thousands of people who participated in the rescue and recovery operations at the World Trade Center have been diagnosed with illnesses that their doctors and/or families suspect might be linked to toxins in the smoke and ash at the lower Manhattan site. Research continues into the long-term health impact on people exposed to sooty air at the site.


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