Now the escalators have sensors that stop them from moving if something is caught.
All of the escalators were offline Tuesday morning at the Exchange Place PATH station in Jersey City one day after one of them suddenly reversed direction and five people were injured.
A football fan was taken to the hospital Sunday, after falling off an escalator at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Irene Bernatzky, 88, was killed earlier this month after officials say she fell on the moving stairs and was strangled when her clothing got entangled in the escalator mechanics.
Flowers and burning candles now mark the blocked escalator entrance at the Lindenhurst Long Island Rail Road station where 88-year-old Irene Bernatzky fell and died from her injuries Tuesday.
Shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, an 88-year-old woman apparently fell on the escalator to the station’s platform, according to a statement from the LIRR.
It was an accident that changed the lives of eight people in an instant. An escalator at the old Giants Stadium suddenly sped up and stopped, sending them all flying downward.
The runners-up among most-used New York turnstiles are two turnstiles next to each other at the Jamaica Center station in Queens.
All but one of the escalators are back in service following a mishap that left five Jets fans injured at New Jersey Transit’s Secaucus Junction train station.
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