NEW YORK (AP) - A man who died last year of lung disease has
been added to the official list of victims of the 9/11 attacks.
New York City's medical examiner ruled that 63-year-old Jerry
Borg died from complications caused by a lung condition he got from
inhaling dust during the collapse of the World Trade Center.
Borg suffered from pulmonary sarcoidosis, a disease in which
inflamed cells can make someone's lungs stiff and interfere with
The death brings the official count of World Trade Center attack
victims to 2,753.
The ruling is a rarity. Thousands of people have blamed health
problems on trade center dust, but Borg is only the third victim to
be added to the medical examiner's list of Sept. 11 victims. Borg's
death was reclassified as a homicide.
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