In this scary video, footage of a woman getting caught and falling on an escalator really makes you appreciate the safety standards that are in place. If it weren’t for this escalators emergency stop button, there could have been a fatal end to this story. Luckily this woman survived.
Escalator accidents can be categorized into two groups, those that occur on the escalator and those that involve falling on or off the escalator. David Cooper, an escalator and elevator consultant commented in a trade publication: “this is alarming given that many people within the industry have failed to realize that this is a major problem.”
In this terrifying clip, the unidentified woman steps onto the escalator and her jacket appears to get snatched under the railing. As she rides up, her arm is pulled back and she begins to fall. Fortunately, her sleeve unhooks itself but the poor woman loses her balance and tumbles down the still moving escalator.