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Video: EMD layoff compounds cancer patient's stress Add to ...

Ralf Zapke, 49, worked as a welder and overhead crane operator at Electro-Motive in London, Ont. for 18 years. Now facing terminal cancer, his stress has been compounded by Caterpillar's decision to close the factory, leaving him wondering how much longer his health benefits will last.