LIRR to Review Escalator Safety After Woman's Death

Irene Bernatzky, of Lindenhurst, died March 13 at the rail station in Lindenhurst

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    About two weeks after a woman was asphyxiated when her clothes got entangled in a Long Island Rail Road station escalator, the railroad announced it will install new sensors on its oldest escalators.     

    The LIRR says it will also conduct a comprehensive review of all its escalators.     

    New sensors will be installed on the 12 oldest escalators, according to Newsday. The oldest dates to 1980, located at the Massapequa station.   

    Irene Bernatzky, of Lindenhurst, died March 13 at the rail station in Lindenhurst.

    A preliminary investigation revealed that the 88-year-old woman died after her clothes got entangled in the escalator's treads and she was asphyxiated.     

    The investigation into the accident is continuing.

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