20 Nov 2010

9/11 workers accept legal settlement

2:54 pm on 20 November 2010

Thousands of workers exposed to toxic dust after the 2001 terror attacks in New York have accepted a legal settlement and ceased litigation.

More than 10,000 firefighters, labourers and police who sued the city and dozens of companies will collect a total of at least $US625 million reports the BBC.

The workers say they were not properly protected during the rescue and clean-up efforts, with some then falling ill.

The mayor of New York city Michael Bloomberg described the settlement as just and fair.