Log in Subscribe

Maximum Award To Mechanic’s Survivors Due to Diesel Fumes

Posted 8/4/14

A former Bus Mechanic’s death from lung cancer was deemed by a Judge to be related to his 28 years working amid heavy diesel fumes in a Metropolitan Transportation Authority garage, in what his widow’s attorneys believe is the first legal case to establish a link between occupational exposure to diesel emissions and cancer.

Workers’ Compensation Law Judge Jay Leibowitz has awarded the family of Anthony Nigro, who worked in Manhattan’s Michael J. Quill depot, $773 per week, plus roughly $100,000 in payments retroactive to his death in January 2012. The weekly disbursements, shared by Mr. Nigro’s widow, Dorota, and their two children, will continue until the children turn 23 or leave school, and until Dorota dies or remarries. Nearly $6,000 was also granted for funeral expenses.

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in