A female ironworker was seriously injured while working on a Long Island Rail Road project at the Mineola station Saturday morning, the MTA said.
The unidentified worker was part of a crew building a pedestrian bridge at the station when a crane hit a high voltage power line about 9:30 a.m. The contact “created an arc” to the bridge injuring the woman, who was a contract employee, according to the MTA.
She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, the agency said.
“We have launched a full investigation into this incident and are reviewing all safety protocols and procedures on site. All work on the project has stopped pending the investigation,” said MTA Construction & Development President Janno Lieber.
This was the second incident at the station since Monday when a crew became trapped in a signal tower as a building next to it was being demolished and partially collapsed, according to a Newsday report which said no one was injured.
The construction is part of a project to add an additional track and make other improvements between Floral Park and Hicksville.