Ironworker critically injured after being electrocuted at LIRR station

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    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.

    An ironworker was working on a new pedestrian walkway at the LIRR Mineola station when a high tension wire broke and hit the metal structure charging it on March 13, 2021.
    An ironworker was working on a new pedestrian walkway at the LIRR Mineola station when a high tension wire broke and hit the metal structure charging it on March 13, 2021.
    Dennis A. Clark for NY Post

    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.

    An ironworker was working on a new pedestrian walkway at the LIRR Mineola station when a high tension wire broke and hit the metal structure charging it, the female worker is in critical condition at an area hospital on March 13, 2021.
    The ironworker was rushed to the hospital in critical condition on March 13, 2021.
    Dennis A. Clark for NY Post

    The construction is part of a project to add an additional track and make other improvements between Floral Park and Hicksville.



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