NY DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, Oct 13th, 2009
A firefighter and two cops who worked at Ground Zero in the days and weeks after Sept. 11 have died of cancer in the past five days, the Daily News has learned.
Family members and advocates are blaming their deaths on toxins released into the air after the twin towers collapsed – and they’re urging Congress to act on a bill that would help pay for their medical care.
“Everybody is denying that this stuff is connected to 9/11, but it is,” said Stephen Grossman, whose son Robert died of cancer on Friday at the age of 44.
Robert Grossman was a police officer in Harlem who worked at Ground Zero for several weeks after Sept. 11.
“He never once said he was sorry he went down there,” Grossman said. “None of them walked away even though they all knew it was really dangerous.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 10:34 am