HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For Connecticut jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney, a long-simmering dispute over worker illnesses was settled by an 11-year study that found no elevated risk for brain cancer at its plants. But for dead workers' relatives who raised concerns years ago, the matter is far from closed.
The lawyer handling workers' comp claims says an independent review of the study must first be done.
The study was released last month and launched in response to what families said was an unusual occurrence of malignant brain tumors at the North Haven plant of the United Technologies Corp. subsidiary.
Lead University of Pittsburgh researcher Gary Marsh says he understands the frustrations, but the study is definitive.
Pratt & Whitney spokesman Ray Hernandez says the company is satisfied with the study's conclusions.