June 18, 2011
A man who died last year of lung disease was added yesterday to the official list of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
New York City’s medical examiner ruled that Jerry Borg of Manhattan, 63, who died in December, was killed by complications caused by a lung condition he got from inhaling dust from the collapse of the World Trade Center.
Borg had pulmonary sarcoidosis, a disease in which inflamed cells can make someone’s lungs stiff and interfere with normal breathing. The death brings the official count of World Trade Center deaths to 2,753.