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Air They Breathe on Job a Factor In High Total of Transit-Worker Deaths

Posted 4/16/20

The COVID-19-linked deaths of dozens of Transport Workers Union Local 100 members who worked for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have been linked in news reports to the prevalence of pre-existing conditions like asthma and heart disease, all chronic diseases that afflict millions of Americans but disproportionately affect people of color.

As of April 13, more than 30 members of Local 100 and 11 transit supervisors were among 50-plus MTA deaths.

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