NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities say a worker was struck and seriously injured by a moving airline propeller at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police department spokesman Joseph Pentangelo says the accident occurred around 2:20 a.m. Saturday in a maintenance area of the airport across from Terminal A. But further details were not immediately available.READ MORE: Judge Lifts Temporary Pause On Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers And Other City Workers, Who Now Must Be Vaccinated By Monday
The injured woman, a 54-year-old Orange resident who works for United Airlines, was taken to University Hospital with a serious head injury.READ MORE: 'I Want A Proper Education': Some NYC Public School Students With Medical Exemptions From In-Person Instruction Feel They're Falling Behind
Officials say the accident didn’t disrupt airport operations.
Authorities say the plane was not on a runway at the time of the accident, which remains under investigation.MORE NEWS: Mattress Giveaway In Queens Highlights Depth Of Need That Remains 3 Weeks After Ida
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