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.
Given its rich history, charming culture and climate, South Carolina remains a popular destination for families, business professionals and retirees. Thus, for property owners throughout the state, maintaining a safe and inviting premise is paramount to the success and day-to-day functioning of their space. With this in mind, imagine the frustration of being injured in a slip and fall accident in a shopping mall, hospital or other venue. Continue reading.