LIRR: Escalator in fatal incident was set to be replaced

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) says the train station escalator where a Lindenhurst senior was killed earlier this week was going to be replaced.Maintenance

LINDENHURST - The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) says the train station escalator where a Lindenhurst senior was killed earlier this week was going to be replaced.

Maintenance records show the escalator was repaired twice last month, and it was scheduled to be replaced, but the work was delayed due to lack of funds, according to the LIRR.

On Tuesday, Irene Bernatzky was on her way into the city to celebrate her 89th birthday when her clothes got stuck in the escalator treads and she died from asphyxiation.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

A Shirley man was arrested Tuesday after a 1 Man leads police on pursuit through several Suffolk communities
2 Scholar Athlete: Allison LaMonica
Instead of publicly announcing his budget as he's 3 Cuomo meets with legislators behind closed doors to discuss budget
Police have identified the victim as Sumeet Singh, 4 Police: Victim in SSP stabbing dies from injuries
A video produced by the MTA says the 5 Public hearings being held on LIRR 3rd track project

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE