Dan joined the station in 2004 as producer of WNYC’s All Things Considered and later moved on to Morning Edition. He works closely with the show’s host to keep the content interesting and fresh. He also handles breaking news, such as the transit strike, and reports on a variety of stories, ranging from the court battle over same sex marriage to the efforts to bring a NASCAR race track to Staten Island.
Port Authority Negligent in '93 WTC Bombing
Thursday, October 27, 2005
New York, NY –
After just over a day of deliberation, a jury has ruled the Port Authority could have done more to prevent the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The negligence finding could cost the agency billions of dollars. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.
The six person jury found the Port Authority was 68% responsible for the bombing and the bombers were 32% responsible. But the jury was split on one of the most important questions: whether or not the Port Authority showed a reckless disregard for the safety of the Trade Center's employees by not securing an underground garage.
A truck bomb set off in that garage killed six people and wounded a thousand. Lawyers for the the Port Authority argued that the attack was not preventable because the terrorists were so determined. They have vowed to appeal the verdict, saying the terrorists should be held liable.