NEWARK, New Jersey -- An airport worker in New Jersey was hospitalized after being hit by a plane propeller at Newark Liberty Airport early Saturday.
The accident happened at about 2:20 a.m. opposite Terminal A, according to Port Authority police.
The victim, a 54-year-old resident of Orange, N.J., was struck by a CommutAir plane that was not on the runway at the time.
Ohio-based CommutAir operates flights for United Express.
The injured woman, who works as a cleaner for a private company, suffered a head injury and was hospitalized in critical condition.
Officials say the accident didn't disrupt airport operations.
The airplane was in a maintenance area opposite Terminal A, the Port Authority said.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
Worker struck by plane propeller at Newark Liberty Airport