UK - Man's big toe ripped off in shopping center escalator horror

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Great. I've always had a sort of fear of escalators, too.

    Horror as man's big toe is ripped off after trapping foot in shopping centre escalator
    more at Daily Mail link above
    more at BBC: Nottingham man tells how escalator tore off his big toe
     
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    KrazyKatLadi Former Member

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    :what:

    One more reason to live in fear of the escalator!
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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  5. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    KrazyKatLadi Former Member

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    When I was 11, the escalator in Sears was stopped and we had to walk up it. The man behind me stepped on my flip flop and I fell. My knee hit the edge of the step and split wide open. :what:

    They're scary even when not moving!!
     
  7. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    When I was in Toronto the escalator to the subway had failed and when I had walked to the bottom, there was a dead guy sprawled out there. A policeman who'd just arrived was tending to the scene, which at least provided a bit of reassurance.
     
  8. bogeygal

    bogeygal Registered User

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    Big fear of mine!

    Escalator's make me dizzy, when going down! I grip the railing and hold on for dear life!

    :rollercoaster:
     
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    Not surprised that this happened in the UK. When I was in London I quickly learned if you want to stand you MUST stand to the right and NOT block the way as people run up/down the escalators and get all testy if you are in their path. I can see why they have more escalator accidents over there.
     
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    buffetoflies New Member

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    If you're going to run on them, why not just take the stairs?

    When I was 13 my class took a field trip to the science museum of MN. The escalators were out of service that day, which was GREAT for me b/c I had never been on one, and did not want to embarrass myself by being to scared to get on, or by getting on and losing my balance and falling down/off. Since then I have ridden one, and found it was VERY hard to balance on it. I will be taking the stairs for the rest of my life. I also dislike elevators.
     
  11. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    TBH it is seen as lazy and uncool to just stand on escalators in LDN :blush: I used to run up and down them when young, took a pram on them and a dog but not now
     
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    GannyP Searching for Truth

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    When I was a teen living in Madrid, Spain, I watched in horror as a woman got her maxi coat (remember those from the '70's) caught in the escalator. As she leaned over to try to tug it out her long hair also became entangled. The escalator was stopped before it killed or did serious injury, but I still remember her screams and there was blood!:what:
     

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