Category: Elevator/Escalator Injuries


Injured On An Escalator

Ambulance Speeding Away From Accident

Surprising to some, incidents involving escalators kill approximately 30 people and seriously injure about 17,000 people each year in the United States, as noted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. An online version of Popular Science asks, “why are escalators so dangerous?” It explains that while the escalator was patented in 1892, the design hasn’t changed much. Thus, the landing platforms and entrance/exit methods continue to be a hazard, particularly when individuals are wearing loose clothing and shoes. Continue reading.