Thursday, May 24, 2007

Another Name Added to 9/11 Death Toll

Perhaps the first of many. Medical Examiners are now listing people who contracted pulmonary disease in the aftermath of the WTC collapse as victims of the Islamist terrorist attack.

From the Associated Press:
NEW YORK (AP) - A woman who died of lung disease five months after Sept. 11 was added Wednesday to the medical examiner's list of attack victims, marking the first time the city has officially linked a death to the toxic dust caused by the World Trade Center's collapse.
Felicia Dunn-Jones, a 42-year-old attorney who was caught in the dust cloud while fleeing the collapsing towers on Sept. 11, 2001, died of sarcoidosis, a disease that causes inflammation and scarring in the lungs, on Feb. 10, 2002.

"Mrs. Dunn-Jones' exposure to World Trade Center dust on 9/11/01 contributed to her death, and it has been ruled a homicide," Chief Medical Examiner Charles Hirsch wrote.