Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Riders Reportedly Injured as Escalator Breaks

Photos via Kate

Update 2 from another escalator expert:
What came loose is considered the decking. The decking should be secured by screws to prevent this type of accident. I do not know if this unit was serviced shortly before this accident or not.
Update from a source very familiar with escalators:

Sounds like someone didn't put screws in it.

First off there should not be jagged edges or gaps on an escalator for a bag or clothing to catch. Second, the decking is supposed to be screwed down.

It's too bad more people had to get hurt.
Some other good photos here and here.