LIRR Escalators Repaired, Upgraded In Year Since Woman's DeathNow the escalators have sensors that stop them from moving if something is caught.
Escalator Reopens At Lindenhurst LIRR Station Months After Fatal AccidentThe escalator had been shut down for six months to undergo repairs.
LIRR Shuts Down Half Of Its Escalators For Repairs Following Safety ReviewThe railroad took on the project following the death of an 88-year-old woman who was killed in an escalator accident earlier this year at the Lindenhurst station.
LIRR Announces New Safety Measures For Escalators In Wake Of Elderly Woman's DeathIrene 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.
LIRR Officials: Elderly Escalator Victim 'Asphyxiated' At Lindenhurst StationFlowers 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.