World Trade Center Cleanup Workers Sue
Hundreds of people who worked on the World Trade Center cleanup in New York have filed a class-action lawsuit against the leaseholder of the towers and those who supervised the job, alleging that they did little to protect workers from asbestos and other toxins in the air.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court, was brought against Silverstein Properties and the four construction companies hired to oversee the debris removal.
David Worby, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said he would seek billions of dollars in compensation for victims. The lawsuit also asks for a system to track all those who were exposed to toxins for the next 20 years.