Autopsy: NYC cop's death connected to work at Ground Zero
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Editor's Note: This is just the tip of the iceberg. EMS providers are also deeply affected. The buildings were known asbestos traps, and almost all material was pulverized into particulate matter during the collapse. In addition, despite the availability of monitoring equipment positioned around Ground Zero, EMS, fire and police personnel were permitted to work on site without appropriate respirators. — A.J. Heightman, Editor-in-Chief
By ELIZABETH SOLOMONT
The New York Sun
According to an autopsy report, the death of a police detective who suffered from severe respiratory disease after logging nearly 500 hours at the World Trade Center site was deemed a direct result of working at ground zero after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack.