Construction worker remains in critical condition following electric shock at Mineola LIRR station

A female construction worker remains in critical condition Sunday after being electrically shocked at the Mineola Long Island Rail Road Station.

News 12 Staff

Mar 14, 2021, 12:27 PM

Updated 1,131 days ago

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 A female construction worker remains in critical condition Sunday after being electrically shocked at the Mineola Long Island Rail Road Station.
Officials say a contract construction crew was working on a pedestrian bridge around 9:30 a.m. Saturday when a crane came in contact with a high voltage line.
The nearby ironworker was electrocuted and is in the intensive care unit. SMART Transportation, which represents many union workers on the LIRR is calling for a full safety review on the project to determine whether the MTA is rushing the job and cutting corners on safety.
Anthony Simon with SMART Transportation Union 824 says safety is the most important rule that they have.
“I am concerned that they are jeopardizing people’s lives so they can cut a ribbon,” Simon says.
The MTA says it is reviewing all of its safety protocols and procedures.


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