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The Harm From Diesel Exhaust

by | Nov 18, 2021 | Work Injury, Workers' Compensation, workers' compensation-cancer

The Harm From Diesel Exhaust

Recently the New York Legislature passed a bill providing death benefits for cancers caused by diesel exhaust exposure.  The bill’s namesake, Anthony Nigro, was a mechanic who died of cancer in 2012 because of his exposure to harmful bus diesel exhaust.  Only recently, however, scientific proof has emerged showing that diesel exhaust is a Class 1 carcinogen, or a cancer-causing substance.

Wisconsin has not passed such a bill, nor is there any presumption that a cancer (other than for firefighters) is caused by a specific substance.  However, if you have a cancer caused by exposure to diesel exhaust, contact Domer Law immediately.

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