Escalators: “Jaws” in supermarkets?
‘Hungry’ for human flesh? An escalator swallowed a woman and ‘chewed’ her up. In recent days, escalators have ‘swallowed’ toes and finger.
Please don’t let your child be the next victim.
12 August 2017
WHITE SANDS MALL, PASIR RIS, SINGAPORE
Operation of escalator at White Sands mall suspended after girl’s foot gets stuck
SINGAPORE: The operation of an escalator at White Sands mall has been suspended after an incident involving a four-year-old girl’s right foot, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) said on Saturday (Aug 12).
In a statement to the media, the BCA said they were alerted to the incident in Pasir Ris on the night of Aug 11. A four-year-old had gotten her shoe lodged in the escalator at around 9.30pm while she was descending from level two to level one. Her right foot was injured and she was taken to the hospital for treatment.
BCA said after its engineers inspected the escalator at 11pm that night, the gap where the shoe had been lodged was found compliant with the prevailing code requirements.
“However, in the interest of public safety, BCA will be suspending the operation of the escalator and instructing the owner to engage an Authorised Examiner (AE) to conduct further investigation into the incident,” said the authority.
The AE will also recommend repair works on the escalator where one of the steps had been misaligned due to the rescue operation, BCA added.
Girl’s foot gets stuck in White Sands mall escalator
A four-year-old girl was taken to hospital after her right foot got stuck in an escalator at the White Sands mall in Pasir Ris on Friday (Aug 11) evening.
SINGAPORE: A four-year-old girl was taken to hospital after her right foot got stuck in an escalator at the White Sands mall in Pasir Ris on Friday (Aug 11) evening.
The incident, which took place at around 9.30pm, saw the girl trapped in the escalator descending from level two to level one of White Sands, the mall’s general manager Dennis Cheong said in a statement to Channel NewsAsia.
Eyewitness Isaiah said he was eating with family and friends at Gurney Drive Signatures on level three of the shopping mall when he suddenly heard a commotion from below.
“We were eating and suddenly a kid cried out … (I) looked down and saw a kid (with her foot) stuck in between the escalator, and her mum holding on,” the 37-year-old pastor told Channel NewsAsia. “Then everyone (was) rushing to stop the escalator and help the kid.”
He said that the shopping mall’s staff members and security then attended to the girl and her mother, while a “big crowd started to form”.
6 March 2017
What was wrong with that escalator? Sunway Pyramid reveals their findings: http://bit.ly/sunwaypyramidescalator …
The Sunway Pyramid mall management has issued an official statement today, 6 March, to update the public about the escalator mishap which caused a female shopper to suffer a bad gash on her calf.
“During investigation, findings have shown that there had been misuses to the escalator prior to the occurrence, including baby strollers and other lack of escalator etiquettes that are contributing factors to aggravating the escalator prior to the incident.”
“The Management of the mall together with OTIS and the Department of Occupational Safety & Health have examined various sources and will continue to work with the relevant authorities for further updates,” the statement read.
“Moving forward, Sunway Pyramid will be introducing unipoles at all escalator take-offs and landings to curb strollers, trolleys, wheelchairs or any form of similar items from the escalator.”
A unipole is usually placed at the centre of the escalator platforms to minimise the pathway, but it will not obstruct any normal being from passing through.
5 March 2017
Today at around 4pm, a shopper was injured as a result of an escalator incident. The shopper is being given medical treatment. We are currently investigating the situation and will update on any findings as soon as we get confirmed details.
For more information, call 03-7494 3100/3102 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
16 June 2016
Three-year-old girl’s hand trapped in hypermarket escalator http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/06/152186/three-year-old-girls-hand-trapped-hypermarket-escalator …
By Roshidi Abu Samah
15 June 2016 @ 11:56 PM
He said the girl’s hand was freed five minutes later. It is understood that she sustained only light injuries.
7 June 2016
Budak 3 thn terpaksa tahan sakit hampir 30 minit apabila kemaluannya tersepit pada eskalator http://hmtro.com/1RVwIcX
Boy injured after genitals get caught in escalator http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/06/150148/boy-injured-after-genitals-get-caught-escalator …
By Sylvia Looi – 6 June 2016 @ 10:59 PM
A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said a distress call was received at 8.16pm today.
It is still unclear how the boy’s private parts became trapped between the steps.
5 June 2016
5 June 2016 | MYT 8:12 PM
Escalator breaks apart at Miri Airport
MIRI: An escalator at the Miri Airport suffered serious damage after suddenly breaking apart on Sunday afternoon.
No one was hurt in the incident that happened at 3pm.
State assistant minister for air transportation Datuk Lee Kim Shin confirmed that the incident did not result in any injuries to any passenger.
He said that there were some people at the bottom of the escalator who managed to get off in time.
4 June 2016
Boy screams after his toes get caught in escalator near Toa Payoh HDB Hub http://bit.ly/22Egj4D
A young boy got his foot caught between escalator steps near Toa Payoh HDB Hub earlier this afternoon (June 4) at around 1.15pm.
Stomper Vivien, who had been at the scene, said the child was “screaming away” as Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) personnel and maintenance staff tried to free him.
“This happened at around 1.15pm at the outside area near Toa Payoh HDB Hub.
“The boy’s mother was with the boy.
“He was eventually freed. You can see his shoe still stuck in the escalator in the pictures.”
Facebook user Vivian Sng, who posted a video showing the boy being taken away after he was freed, said the child’s feet might have been fractured.
14 May 2016
Child gets hand trapped in escalator at
#KLIA http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/05/145496/child-gets-hand-trapped-escalator-klia …
SEPANG: A two-year-old child injured his wrist when his hand got trapped in an escalator at the North Terminal of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), today.
A spokeperson from the Fire and Rescue Department said an emergency call was placed at around 8.48 pm.
However, by the time first responders arrived, the airport maintenance crew had already got the child unstuck.
“The victim suffered a minor injury and was sent to a nearby clinic for treatment,” he said.
The child only sustained a minor bruising on the wrist.
Juz now di KLIA. Ya Allah. Bahaya di escalator. Kesian budak kecik ni. Kecik2 dah cacat dsebabkan kecuaian mak bapa!
Budak lelaki, 2, cedera di pergelangan tangan tersepit pada eskalator di KLIA http://hmtro.com/1Xp6c2M Pix Bomba
How to stop the escalator in an emergency
6 March 2016
Man injured during chaos after metal chunk comes off escalator at Jurong East MRT http://bit.ly/24J579b
Man hurt in chaos after metal falls off MRT station escalator http://ebx.sh/1X40PmV
SINGAPORE – A piece of metal that came off an escalator in Jurong East MRT station last night (March 5) caused commuters to flee in panic.
Stomp contributor Faizal said in a phone interview that a man hurt his knee in the chaos that ensued.
Mr Faizal recounted: “A piece of metal came off an escalator at Jurong East MRT station yesterday night at about 9pm plus.
“It was very chaotic because the escalator was still moving and everyone, young and old, all tried to rush down.
– See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/man-hurt-chaos-after-metal-falls-mrt-station-escalator?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_term=Autofeed&link_time=1457261142#xtor=CS2-4
11 February 2016
Be alert when children wearing soft rubber shoes ride escalators –DOSH
PUTRAJAYA: Parents and guardians should be alert when children wearing sandals or soft-soled rubber shoes ride escalators as such footwear can easily be caught between its steps.
In a statement here today, the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) said ensuring safety and safe use of the escalator was the responsibility of the escalator owner and its user.
“The responsibility of the owner is to ensure every escalator installed on their premises are serviced according to the maintenance schedule set by the manufacturer, and that they are always in good working condition.
“The responsibility of the user is to be cautious while riding on the escalator, including monitoring their children and ensuring they were always in stable position,” it said.
8 February 2016
Sebahagian pergelangan kaki kiri budak lelaki empat tahun putus tersepit eskalator di KL Sentral, 3.30 petang tadi.
Boy loses half his foot after mall escalator accident
KUALA LUMPUR: A four-year-old boy lost half of his left foot when it got trapped in an escalator at an establishment in Brickfields today.
It was learnt that the boy was on the escalator going down from the first floor when the incident happened about 4pm today. His foot was said to be trapped in between the metal panel and the stairs.
The victim was rushed to the Kuala Lumpur hospital for treatment. Two hours later, the Fire and Rescue Department was called to assist in finding the remainder of the foot, believed to be stuck in the escalator.
City Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Azizan Ismail said as of 7.20pm, his team were still in the midst of finding the foot.
“We will hand over the remaining of the foot recovered to the hospital,”he said.
Kanak-kanak putus separuh tapak kaki selepas tersepit eskalator. http://ht.ly/Y4tD2
Kejadian di KTM KL Sentral sekarang! Org tersepit kaki kat escalator. Dgr cerita kaki putus tapi mangsa skrg kt hosp
26 January 2016
Remember the 5 year-old boy whose foot was stuck in the escalator in the National Library in Singapore?
He lost the top half of his big toe!
Passer-by rushes to help boy whose foot was caught in escalator http://ebx.sh/1RJVCBZ
A young boy, who is about five years old, had the top half of his big toe severed when his rubber shoe got stuck in an escalator at the National Library in Victoria Street.
A passer-by, Mr Greg Choong, 50, said he rushed to the boy’s aid after piercing screams came from behind him.
When Mr Greg Choong turned around, he saw a woman and a boy on an escalator.
They were in the middle section of the escalator and were struggling wildly. The escalator leads from the second to the first storey of the National Library.
Mr Choong, a director of sales in the telecommunications industry, said he grabbed the boy and carried him to the ground floor, where he bandaged his toe and foot with the help of library staff.
“The top half of his right big toe was severed. I could even see the zigzag razor marks. There was blood everywhere,” he said.
24 January 2016
Boy’s foot stuck in National Library escalator
A young boy’s foot got trapped in the first-storey escalator in the National Library at about 6pm yesterday, causing the escalator to stop.
Witnesses told The New Paper on Sunday that the boy was travelling down the escalator with his parents when his foot got caught at the bottom.
According to witnesses, members of the public rushed to help the five-year-old boy.
By the time officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force arrived, his foot had already been freed.
7 January 2016
The Straits Times
Woman escapes injury after escalator step suddenly breaks apart at The Arcade at Raffles Place
1 November 2015
HE HAS BEEN FREED. He had shoes on but one shoe was caught in the side of the escalator step.
3 year-old boy’s foot caught in escalator in Suria KLCC.
Final Destination klcc version , scary dohhh
Boy’s foot caught in escalator
#nst170 http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/11/boy%E2%80%99s-foot-caught-escalator …
KUALA LUMPUR: A child got his foot stuck in an escalator in a mall in the city centre here about 7.35pm today.
City Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Azizan Ismail said the department received a call at about 7.39pm today.
“A team of 11 firemen from the KLCC and Keramat fire station were deployed to the scene,” he said.
The firemen are currently in the midst of the rescue and it is believed that the child is between 5 and 7 years old.
Level 2 Suria KLCC:1939h Ops bantuan menyelamat
@bombaJBPM KLCC dan Keramat : kes kanak-kanak tersepit escalator
Level 2 Suria KLCC: 1939h Ops help rescue
@bombaJBPM KLCC and Titiwangsa: cases of children they escalator
9 October 2015
ANOTHER ESCALATOR DEATH!
Boy, 4, dies in another China escalator accident http://ebx.sh/1VICDVP
4-year-old child killed after getting stuck in escalator at China train station http://bit.ly/1N2GNWc
Oct 8, 2015
A young child lost his life after he was caught in an escalator at a train station in Chongqing on Thursday, Oct 8.
The incident occurred at about 11am. The child, a four-year-old boy, had been playing near an escalator when he got stuck between the escalator’s handrail and the ground, Chinese news portal NetEase reported.
According to online reports, personnel at the station responded immediately by stopping the escalator service to try and save the boy.
Workers managed to remove the boy’s body from under the escalator and he was quickly rushed to a local hospital.
However, it was too late and the boy died along the way. A paramedic was quoted in news website Sohu News as saying that by the time the boy reached the hospital, he no longer had a heartbeat.
The incident is the latest in a string of escalator mishaps in China over the past few months.
18 September 2015
Girl’s arm gets stuck in China shopping mall escalator
A three-year-old girl’s arm was stuck in the escalator of a China shopping mall. http://ebx.sh/1Oyznfn
Another child has gotten into an escalator accident, this time at a shopping mall in Chongqing.
The three-year-old is the latest casualty in a series of escalator-related mishaps in China recently.
The girl tripped and fell at about 4pm on Tuesday (Sept 15) while travelling with her grandmother.
Firefighters took about 40 minutes to free her arm. She suffered minor injuries, news website Qq.com reported.
8 September 2015
It just happened in Singapore!
Shoppers panic after escalator at 321 Clementi mall breaks down and metal pieces ‘fly out’ http://bit.ly/1K4XBMz
Stomper Pamela describes the ‘scary’ moment she saw an escalator at 321 Clementi shopping mall break down and metal pieces ‘flying out’ from it.
The incident happened today (Sep 8) at around 7pm.
Pamela recounted what happened in a phone interview:
“I was at 321 Clementi mall outside the Beesket waiting for my daughter, when I suddenly heard a breaking sound.
“An escalator going downwards suddenly stopped with yellow metal pieces flying out.
“Everyone quickly ran up and it was quite scary.
24 August 2015
IT HAPPENED IN KL SENTRAL.
Published on Aug 21, 2015
According the social media user, Ikhwan, the panel at the top suddenly dislodged itself after he got off the escalator. (http://greatermalaysia.com/2015/08/21/video-malaysians-survive-china-escalator-incident-in-kl-sentral/#.Vdh2al-Zsgw.twitter)
IT HAPPENED IN PENANG! Yes, PENANG. At a Tesco Hypermarket.
Faulty escalator in Penang sparks fear http://ebx.sh/1MNbD7K
A loud crash, followed by screams. Another escalator incident. But it’s not in China. It took place at a hypermarket in Penang.
Photographs of a broken travelator at the mall were shared online by a sales executive who wanted to be known only as Eileen.
The post went viral recently, reported The Star.
Eileen said she was on the other side when a piece of the machine’s metal tread fell inside the moving travelator, leaving a huge gap.
There was no one on it at the time.
“I just screamed… If I had been on that side, my leg would have gone inside the machine. I could have been seriously hurt.
“Now every time I get on a machine, I’m scared, especially after the recent accidents in China,” she said.
She also wondered if it was due to poor maintenance.
KEJADIAN escalator rosak ini dirakam di TESCO Tanjung Pinang
Escalator incident again…Now happened in Penang,Malaysia!
August 5, 2015 | Reporter: Wu Weikang
Penang New Everbright mall escalator repair derailment
Penang New Everbright mall escalator repair derailment Internet users in their Facebook Jack Loh map, refers to the new Everbright Plaza escalator happen again afterwards Jack Loh map refers to the elevator in question has been discontinued. Derailment accident. (Figure cut from the face book)
20 August 2015
IT JUST HAPPENED IN SHANGHAI!
Escalator shock for Shanghai subway commuters
Yet another escalator mishap has occurred in China. Read more: http://tinyurl.com/odtm3pt
SHANGHAI – Commuters using an escalator in a Shanghai subway station on Tuesday afternoon panicked when one of the steps suddenly tilted up, with some screaming and crying, and others frantically trying to get off the machine.
Fortunately, the escalator in the Hongkou Football Stadium station quickly came to a stop automatically, and no one was injured, reported the Shanghai Morning Post yesterday.
The escalator incident was the second in the eastern Chinese city this month, coming after another on Aug 1 in which a cleaner working in a shopping mall had his foot trapped in the section of an escalator where the steps meet the floor plate.
The 35-year-old’s foot was so badly injured that it had to be amputated.
10 August 2015
IT HAPPENED IN SINGAPORE, TOO
@SMRT_Singapore The escalator at Raffles Place suddenly stopped while downwards to Joo Koon. Many almost fell over.
Woman sustains cuts and bruises after escalator accident at overhead bridge in Marsiling http://goo.gl/eCns1M
Stomper Vincent‘s mother was hurt after falling from an escalator of an overhead bridge opposite Marsiling MRT station.
The incident took place yesterday (Aug 9) at around 2pm.
According to the Stomper, his 56-year-old mother was holding on to the belt of an upward moving escalator when it suddenly moved backwards.
The Stomper’s mother then fell back four to five steps before some one at the back broke her fall.
The incident left her with bruises and cuts to her limbs as well as a knock on her forehead.
9 August 2015
THIS IS IN KOTA BHARU, AT THE PARKSON SUPERMARKET.
LAGI KES KANAK-KANAK JATUH DI PASARAYA : Kanak2 terjatuh dr tingkat atas PARKSON Kota Bharu. Dikatakan kanak2 ini memanjat tangga eskalator semasa ibu nya leka membeli.
Kejadian seorang budak perempuan jatuh dari eskelator di Pasaraya Parkson Kota Bharu
Pada tarikh 09/08/2015 jam l/kurang 1310hrs, semasa pengadu sedang bertugas sebagai penyelia pengawal keselamatan di KBTC, Jalan Parit Dalam, Kota Bharu, Kelantan telah terdengar jeritan orang ramai. Kemudian pengadu telah ke tempat kejadian di aras ‘G’ dan dapati terdapat (1) budak perempuan berumur l/kurang (3)tahun telah terjatuh dari tingkat ‘1’. Kemudian pengadu buat pemeriksaan melalui CCTV dapati budak perempuan tersebut telah menaiki tangga eskalator melalui luar tangga tanpa diawasi oleh sesiapa dan terjatuh apabila tangannya terlepas pada tempat pemegang. Pihak pengadu telah menghubungi ambulan untuk mendapatkan bantuan. Seterusnya pengadu ke Balai Polis Kota Bharu untuk buat laporan. Tujuan pengadu buat laporan adalah untuk merujuk kepada pihak syarikat.
– Mangsa telah dihantar ke HRPZ II
– Mangsa mengalami patah kaki kanan
Budak patah peha jatuh tangga bergerak
Oleh Rosliza Mohamed
Kota Bharu: Seorang kanak-kanak perempuan berusia tiga tahun patah paha kanan selepas terjatuh daripada tangga bergerak di tingkat dua di sebuah pasar raya di sini, tadi.
Ibu mangsa berusia 30-an yang enggan dikenali berkata, dia tidak mengetahui bagaimana kejadian itu berlaku.
“Sejurus berpaling ke belakang saya dapati anak perempuan sudah terjatuh ke bawah.
KEJADIAN petang ini iaitu kanak kanak terjatuh dari escalator Parkson Kota Bharu Kelantan
THIS IS IN BANGKOK, THAILAND!
Escalator tries to eat shoppers at Bangkok mall http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2015/08/04/escalator-tries-eat-shoppers-bangkok-mall …
A trip to the mall nearly turned into a scene out of a horror movie for a few unlucky people when an escalator fell apart yesterday.
The unfortunate few were forced to run up the escalator to avoid getting grinded by the metal or stabbed in the shin at Wongsawang Town Center in Bangsue district.
Photos showing torn metal pieces and collapsed steps were shared by Thai PBS host Chonlanat Koaykul yesterday.
“The escalator collapsed and caused a loud bang. People ran into different directions because they thought it was a bomb attack,” Chonlanat said.
Fortunately, no one was injured as people on the escalator were able to run and jump off it just in time.
A journalist takes a photograph of the broken escalator at the Wongsawang Town Centre building in Bangkok during a visit yesterday by Suwit Suthijiraphan, of the Office of the Consumer Protection Board. The escalator broke on Monday and it is believed that a coin may be stuck in the machine. As a precaution, all escalators in the building have been turned off pending inspection. People are wary of using escalators after accidents in China killed one and injured another.
An escalator at Hong Kong’s Times Square shopping centre dramatically broke down yesterday – less than a week after a woman was killed in an escalator accident in mainland China – sending social media into a frenzy.
A Facebook user posted a photo of one of the main escalators at Times Square in Causeway Bay on Sunday morning, with one of the metal steps jutting out of the machinery with broken yellow pieces scattered around it.
The photo was quickly shared across social media, attracting hundreds of shares and comments, including people expressing their concern at the image.
Malay Mail Online
Toddler’s wrist severed in KL Sentral escalator mishap
KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 ― A fifteen-month-old boy had his wrist severed when it got stuck in an escalator at KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur.
According to Harian Metro, the boy was believed to be playing near the escalator when the incident took place around 6.30am yesterday.
Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad says the boy’s parents who were busy shopping, were not aware that he had wandered off towards the escalator.
“The boy was on his way to the first floor when his right hand got stuck in the escalator. His wrist was severed and the severed part fell in between the gap of the escalator,” he added.
WHY WAS THIS TODDLER PLAYING ON HER OWN NEAR THE ESCALATOR?
Sunday May 10, 2015 MYT 7:18:41 PM
Toddler escapes death after falling one floor down at Sabah mall
KOTA KINABALU: A toddler escaped death when she fell one floor down at the 1Borneo Hypermall not far from the state capital here.
The 18-month-old girl was believed to be playing near the escalator while her father was working at the mall when she fell through a gap between the escalator and a glass partition at about 2pm Sunday.
She was reported to have passed out after the fall.
Budak perempuan parah jatuh eskalator. Selanjutnya di http://hmtro.com/1H6Sqsc
YOUR CHILD AND ESCALATORS!
MALACCA: A 10-year-old boy endured a 15-minute ordeal when his foot got stuck in an escalator at a shopping complex here yesterday.
The youngster was descending to the ground floor of the store with his mother when one of his shoes got stuck between the moving stairway and the sidewall in the 12.15pm incident.
Nearby shoppers scrambled to free the boy’s right foot but were unsuccessful until the security guards came to their aid.
Jalan Kubu Fire and Rescue Station senior fire officer Arshad Mail said a team of eight firemen responded to the emergency after receiving a distress call at 12.32pm.
“When our personnel arrived four minutes later, the security guards had managed to release the boy’s foot.
Video: The Reversing Escalator at Setia Mall! Tiba2 Escalator reverse ke belakang (21 December 2012)
Paranoia among shopp ers after mother died in tragic escalator incident in China http://goo.gl/xvebLD
Watch as a woman falls into an escalator but pushes her son to safety in time. http://ebx.sh/1gZDHHG
Staff at a Chinese mall knew the escalator that swallowed a mother was broken http://dailym.ai/1gkeW8Y
Web pics about the “safe” position to take escalator go viral in China after accidents killed mother, injured toddler
Toddler’s arm stuck for 30 minutes in escalator in China http://bit.ly/1ONPmV5
More escalator horrors in China: 1-year-old boy’s hand mangled after he trips and gets dragged into machinery http://bit.ly/1DafHv6
A one-year-old boy got his arm caught in the stairs of an escalator at the Sun Square Mall in Wuzhou, Guangxi on Jul 27.
Firemen and emergency rescue personnel, who arrived at the scene shortly, used hydraulic expansion pliers and crowbars to take apart the escalator in order to rescue the child.
When the boy was freed 30 minutes later, his left arm appeared to be fractured and his fingers were ‘black and bloody’. He was then sent to the hospital.