Escalators can be dangerous because each year hundreds of people are injured on them – whether you are in a hurry in an airport, or a mall, a subway or a store, the dangers of an escalator are easily overlooked. Though they are dangerous for anyone and everyone, alot of people do not realize how they could be dangerous – clothing could get caught, or one could merely just not be paying attention. Accidents are usually related to small children and the elderly, involving hands and feet – one should not rely on the railing.
- Improper installation, including missing parts and side panels
- Sudden stops
- Loose or missing parts
- Inadequate maintenance
- Side entrapment involving soft shoes
I know Crocs tend to be especially dangerous around escalators – there have been many elevator accidents relating to crocs worldwide. If you go on youtube, there are videos of tons of escalator accidents (none of which I shall post here because alot of them are gory). Share what you think!