Jenny Santos, 29, who was with her twin, was reaching over the railing of the escalator when she tumbled to her death on the main concourse floor of the station about 5 a.m., sources said.
The New York Daily News said the hat had been falling off the escalator and Santos reached to grab it. The newspaper said she fell 40 feet.
#PAPD INVESTIGATING DEATH OF A 29 YEAR-OLD WOMAN WHO FELL FROM ESCALATOR IN WTC OCULUS. VERY SAD. OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH HER FAMILY— PAPBA (@PAPBA911) February 11, 2017
The Port Authority is investigating the incident, a spokesman said.