Escalator Accident Archives

Teenager Escapes with Minor Injuries After Terrifying Escalator Accident

A young girl faced amputation after stepping onto an escalator with a few of her friends earlier this month. The terrifying escalator accident happened during a cheerleading competition when a group of girls (all teammates) stepped onto the escalator to travel to the lower level of a Rhode Island convention center. The twelve-year-old girl's sneaker immediately got caught between the side railing of the escalator and the moving step and was pulled into the gap between two steps.

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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