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For New York's Delivery Guys, Dangerous Work and Low Pay

Thursday, November 10, 2005

In New York City, it's easy to take for granted that food can be delivered to your door - in any kind of weather, even late into the night. But the job of delivering food is filled with risks and challenges - often for very little cash reward.

Recent news reports have included stories of delivery men stuck in elevators, hit by cars, and robbed for a pizza and a few bucks. Often, the stories turn violent. The most recent headline recounted how Fahua Chen was robbed and shot in the face as he was attempting to deliver Chinese food in the Bronx.

WNYC's Kathleen Horan went to his funeral in Chinatown and has this report.

The City Council, the NYPD and Crime Stoppers are offering a total of $13,000 in reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of Fahua Chen.

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