Tragic Story of Elderly Lady Killed in Escalator Accident
They may want to lay blame on medical issues, age, etc., but a problem with guarding of these units appears to be ongoing. This speaks to issues of design, maintenance, and inspection. I hope this unfortunate situation triggers a thorough review of their equipment and processes.
About 25 years ago I was leaving work at the Philadelphia airport and my sneaker got sucked into a hole from a missing tooth on an escalator. Since I was an airport employee, I reported it to make sure it got fixed. All I could think of was a little kid’s fingers being sucked into that hole. A few weeks letter I get a check for $30 in the mail and a release from liability on the back where you endorse the check. I appreciated the money, but I think the reason for the check was to avoid litigation. Nice.
This was an issue of public safety, but is your machinery properly guarded at your worksite? Take a look at “equipment guard NI” in your TapRooT® Root Cause Tree® Dictionary for help.