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On September 11, 2001, 343 members of FDNY died when the twin towers collapsed following the Al Qaeda attacks.
However, in the 16 years since the atrocity, a further 159 of those who served in the aftermath of the attacks have died of illnesses.
Both men were off on 9/11 but as soon as they saw the footage, they raced to the scene. At the time, Robert was an NYPD officer who later joined the fire department.
The scene was contaminated by toxic fumes, mercury, asbestos, and jet fuel.
As of last year, Mount Sinai's World Trade Center Health Program had counted more than 5,400 people with 9/11-related cancers.
Also among those claimed by 9/11 illnesses was Raymond Pfeifer who died in May. He spent a week sleeping at night in his fire truck at the scene so he could work as long as possible in the effort to find survivors.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4862394/32-FDNY-firefighter...
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