A GROUNDBREAKING WIN: Anthony Nigro died of lung cancer in January 2012 after 28 years spent as a Bus Mechanic working in diesel-filled Metropolitan Transportation Authority depots. His wife, Dorota, won a settlement potentially worth more than $1 million after a state Workers’ Compensation Judge ruled that the illness was at least partly triggered by his occupational exposure. Her attorneys believe it’s the first case establishing a legal connection between diesel exposure and cancer.

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