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: 18-Year-Old Saadiq Teague Arrested After Being Spotted With AK-47 At Times Square Subway Station
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: COVID Vaccine In New York: Walk-In Appointments Offered To All New Yorkers Over 50 At City-Run Sites
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: Discarded Tombstone Spotted On Empty Lot Raising Questions In Paramus
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