U.S. looks for Toledo WWII plant workers


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor is notifying people who worked at the Toledo facility of Baker Brothers during World War II about a new class of employees added to the Special Exposure Cohort of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, which provides compensation and medical benefits to those who fell ill because of work in the nuclear weapons industry.

Added are all atomic weapons employers who worked at least 250 workdays for Baker Brothers in Toledo from June 1, 1943, through Dec. 31, 1944. Survivors of qualified workers may be entitled to benefits too.

Call the Labor Department’s Portsmouth Resource Center at 866-363-6993 for inofrmation.