New Victim Added to List of World Trade Center Dead
By Julie Shapiro and Tom Liddy
MANHATTAN - The number of people who died as a result of the 9/11 attacks continues to grow, with the city Medical Examiner adding another victim to the list Friday.
The death of Jerry Borg, 63, brings the total number of World Trade Center victims to 2,753, officials said.
The Medical Examiner's office determined that Borg died last December from pulmonary sarcoidosis - an inflammatory disease - caused by the inhalation of dust from the Trade Center's collapse.
While many first responders and others got sick and died after the attacks, only three people, including Borg, have had their deaths listed as direct casualties of the attacks since 9/11.
Just five months after the terrorists struck, Felicia Dunn-Jones, a civil rights attorney from Staten Island who was working a block away from the Trade Center, died of the same ailment that killed Borg, according to the Daily News.
Then in 2009, Leon Heyward died from lymphoma that was linked to the poisonous plume.
He had helped evacuate disabled employees from the nearby Department of Consumer Affairs building, where he worked, according to the New York Times.