Exotic animal, sort of . . .
- Oct 30, 2016
- Reaction score
- Outside my comfort zone.
So refreshing to learn of a new calamity that isn't contagious!
A mate at School lost a trainer at the top of an escalator - sounded unlikely, but then again he also got hit by a bus at the bus-stop and when the luggage fell off the roof rack of his parent's car on the M1, the bed sheets ended up with tyre marks across them.About 15 years back I got my toes caught in one at the top were the moving bit goes into the floor right at the side, I was wearing desert welly’s and it gave my toes quite a nip I was lucky and managed to pull them out, I am much more carful when I use them now.
I think part of the problem with kids and escalators is that their parents don't teach them how to use the escalators safely.i did work once with a Director of Operations for a large museum who foamed at the mouth about escalators especially in relation to kids. She supported tearing them out and putting in stairs.
Did he tell you hair-raising stories about gruesome accidents? If so we'll need a full account, please. In your own time.He was a school workshop safety adviser (voluntary), so he knew a lot about dangerous stuff - he told me all about the dangers of escalators. No problems since.
I'm not sure where you got that headline, but it's seriously wrong ...
SOURCE (SAME As Link Above): https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/nioshtic-2/20039852.htmlIncidents involving elevators and escalators kill about 30 and seriously injure about 17,000 people each year in the United States, according to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Elevators cause almost 90 percent of the deaths and 60 percent of serious injuries. ...