Escalator Accident Archives

Escalator Accident in Manhattan Injures Ten High School Students

An escalator accident in Manhattan left 10 high school students injured earlier this month. The students had just begun classes for the year at Stuyvesant High School when something went terribly wrong. Reports from the accident scene claim that a number of students were riding the escalator at around 3:45 PM when the machine malfunctioned.

Escalator Accident in New York's World Trade Center Oculus Claims Life of Young Woman

A day of shopping and sightseeing turned tragic for two young women from New Jersey early last week. 29-year old Jenny Santos and her twin sister were on their way home after a day in New York City when Santos tried to grab a hat her sister had lost. She lost her balance and fell over the escalator handrail. Eyewitnesses estimate she tumbled approximately 30-feet to the marble floor below.

Escalator Safety Feature Saves Boy's Hand

A scary New York escalator accident last winter, stopped one step short of tragic thanks to a fully operational safety feature as a 21-month old infant's hand got caught in a Barnes & Nobel Escalator. The boy, who was accompanied by an adult, tripped and fell while riding the escalator in the Broadway and 82nd street location. His hand somehow lodged in the mechanism and he was dragged up the escalator as witnesses watched in horror.

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