State Says Hundreds Of 9/11 Rescue Workers Now Dead, Admits Undercount

New York State health officials have released statistics indicating that 360 9/11 rescue workers have since died, but have also admitted that there is an overall undercount.

The New York Daily News reports that of those deaths 154 have been explained and 80 have died of various forms of cancer, mostly impacting the lungs and digestive system while others were related to blood cancers and heart and circulatory diseases.

“It’s the tip of the iceberg,” said David Worby, who is representing 10,000 workers – 600 with cancer – who say they got sick after working on rescue and recovery efforts.

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