Firefighting, Legal, Technical Rescue

More Than 95 Percent of Ground Zero Workers Approve 9/11 Health Settlement

More than 10,000 workers who sued New York City after laboring in the toxic environment created by the destruction of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, have agreed to settled their lawsuits against the city. This clears the legal hurdles toward payouts of at least $625 million. A 95-percent approval rate was required for the settlement to go into effect.

Firefighters, police, and other 9/11 workers had claimed in their lawsuits that the city hadn’t provided adequate protective equipment during the recovery and cleanup operations at Ground Zero in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Read more about the resolution at The New York Times HERE.