Irish 9/11 Firefighter is the 124th to die following the attacks

A 9/11 firefighter has become the 124th to die from breathing in the toxic air at the site of the Twin Towers.

Brian J Masterson worked, alongside his colleagues and brothers, at the scene of the terrorist attack in New York on the day the planes struck the World Trade Center in 2001 and on many subsequent days thereafter.

A father of three and only 61 years old, he died this week from esophageal cancer directly linked to him being exposed to the dust at Ground Zero. Brian was one of numerous first responders who’ve been diagnosed with the disease since the attack

The funeral of the Irishman, who made Walden, New York his home, took place on Friday. Tributes have been paid to a “dedicated” firefighter who originally came from Lissavaddy, Co Longford, Ireland.

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