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Irene Bernatzky

Closed escalator at the Long Island Rail Road station - Lindenhurst, NY - Mar 14, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

LIRR Escalators Repaired, Upgraded In Year Since Woman’s Death

Now the escalators have sensors that stop them from moving if something is caught.

03/12/2013

Closed escalator at the Long Island Rail Road station - Lindenhurst, NY - Mar 14, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Escalator Reopens At Lindenhurst LIRR Station Months After Fatal Accident

The escalator had been shut down for six months to undergo repairs.

09/18/2012

Closed escalator at the Long Island Rail Road station - Lindenhurst, NY - Mar 14, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

LIRR Shuts Down Half Of Its Escalators For Repairs Following Safety Review

The 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.

08/21/2012

Closed escalator at the Long Island Rail Road station - Lindenhurst, NY - Mar 14, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

LIRR Announces New Safety Measures For Escalators In Wake Of Elderly Woman’s Death

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.

03/27/2012

Closed escalator at the Long Island Rail Road station - Lindenhurst, NY - Mar 14, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

LIRR Officials: Elderly Escalator Victim ‘Asphyxiated’ At Lindenhurst Station

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.

03/14/2012