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Child Falls from Escalator Handrail in China Shopping Mall

Child Falls from Escalator Handrail in China Shopping Mall

By Elevator World | September 9, 2021

A boy estimated to be 5 or 6 years old fell from an escalator handrail in Nanjing City, China, on September 3, The Nanjinger is among news outlets to report. The child, who was said to be unchaperoned at the time, grabbed and climbed onto the handrail of a downward-moving escalator and hung on for approximately 8…

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Man Injured in Fall Down Escalator in Bolton, England

Man Injured in Fall Down Escalator in Bolton, England

By Elevator World | September 1, 2021

A man in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, was hospitalized in August after falling down an escalator at a retail store, The Bolton News reports. The town’s emergency services received a call around noon reporting the man’s fall. He reportedly had suffered a head injury. An ambulance, two rapid response vehicles and a helicopter ambulance were sent to…

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Oracle Elevator Announces New Parent Company Name

Oracle Elevator Announces New Parent Company Name

By Elevator World | July 30, 2021

Oracle Elevator announced in July that its parent company has rebranded to Elevated Facility Services Group (EFS). In addition to Oracle, EFS supports several leading regional brands in the elevator and escalator maintenance, repair and operations sector, including EMR Elevator, Premier Elevator and Premier Oracle Elevator. Together, these companies represent the largest independent, non-union provider…

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Man In Life-Threatening Condition After Falling from Escalator in Toronto

By Elevator World | July 22, 2021

A man who fell from a mall escalator in downtown Toronto was in life-threatening condition, City News reported. Police were called to the scene around 4 p.m. on July 19 and paramedics transported the 25-year-old to the hospital. The man was on a central escalator, which is three-stories high, but it’s unclear from what height he fell.…

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Escalator Injury Case Against Shopping Mall Dismissed

By Elevator World | July 16, 2021

A case involving injuries from an escalator at a mall in Sudbury, Canada, was dismissed, Mondaq reports. The case involved the plaintiff, a 14-year-old boy who sustained injuries, including fractures to his right leg, wrists and jaw, when he stood outside of an escalator, grabbed the handrail, lost his grip when he reached the top and fell…

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Sterilizing Technology Undergoes Test on U.K. Escalator

Sterilizing Technology Undergoes Test on U.K. Escalator

By Elevator World | June 23, 2021

The Airstair escalator handrail sanitizing device developed by Oxonox has been installed as a test inside an escalator at Manchester Piccadilly in the U.K., The Construction Index reported in June. The device works by extracting oxygen and nitrogen from the air to produce plasma particles, which are then applied onto the handrails. The plasma is said to…

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40-ft Fall from Escalator Leaves Boy with Broken Leg

By Elevator World | May 5, 2021

A 12-year-old boy trying to “ride an escalator rail” at a shopping center in Tver, Russia, broke his leg after falling 40 ft during the incident, Metro reported on May 1. The boy was apparently pulled over the edge of the escalator at the shopping center near Moscow after his coat got stuck in the mechanism. He…

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Halesowen, England, Escalator Fall Injures Woman

By Elevator World | April 15, 2021

A woman described as “elderly” visiting the Cornbow Shopping Centre in Halesowen, England, had to be rushed to Russells Hall hospital with “potentially serious injuries” after falling down an escalator, Halesowen News reported on April 12. A Midlands Air Ambulance was summoned to transport the woman, but she was eventually taken by a street-level ambulance. A second…

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Bystanders Free Boy Stuck in Staten Island Mall Escalator

By Elevator World | April 15, 2021

Approximately a dozen bystanders joined members of mall security and a K-9 police officer in attempts to free a boy’s leg stuck in an escalator at Staten Island Mall in Staten Island, NYC, on April 11, silive.com reports. The incident occurred at roughly 2:30 p.m. near a department store. Failed attempts to free the boy included…

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Woman Stuck, Injured in Fall on Escalator

Woman Stuck, Injured in Fall on Escalator

By Elevator World | April 7, 2021

Emergency responders were called to cut a woman free after she became trapped on an escalator on the Gold Coast in Australia, 9 News reported on April 6. The woman reportedly slipped while riding the escalator, and her top then becoming stuck on the standing grill. She was taken to a hospital after the ordeal.   She was…

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