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Yet Another Escalator Accident Sees Man Lose His Foot

by : UNILAD on : 03 Aug 2015 12:06
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Yet another person has been badly injured by a Chinese escalator, in what should really be a massive wake up call for their manufacturers.

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This time the incident happened at a shopping complex in Shanghai, and it comes days after a woman was caught on CCTV throwing her son to safety, moments before she was swallowed by one of the machines.

The following graphic footage shows a cleaner stepping onto the top of the stairway when some of the stairs give way and his foot becomes wedged in the gap.

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He was immediately taken to hospital, but they couldn’t save his foot, and he had to have it amputated.

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Chinese authorities report that in the first half of this year there have been 73 deaths and 82 injuries involving escalators. This is the third incident of its kind in a week.

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Zhou Jigao, director of the construction business research committee under the Shanghai lawyer’s federation, told the China Daily newspaper:

Such accidents seem to happen by chance, but they all point to a loophole which is the lack of management and maintenance of escalators and elevators.

WARNING: This footage could be distressing to some…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXRGvHGwrOo

Topics: News

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  1. Sky News

    China Escalator Accident: Cleaner Trapped

  2. Daily Mail

    The sickening moment a cleaner in China has his leg ripped off after getting his foot caught in an escalator - the THIRD incident of its kind in just one week