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Old 07-29-15, 06:18 PM
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Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

The graphic footage is censored.

The workers are laughing and act as if nothing happened?

Next time if I am in China I will take the stairs.


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Old 07-29-15, 06:26 PM
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

Nooooo. This was my worst nightmare when I was a kid. I know it couldn't happen. But as a kid, you think it might happen. Your shoelace gets caught. And it skins you alive.

I had quite an imagination.
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

Well what goes up must come down.
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

This is reported all over China right now. No, the workers aren't laughing. What you don't see from this clip is that a few minutes earlier, the two workers had just came up the escalator. The two lady workers had tripped on the second section of the landing. (which looks like it's action that cause it eventually to fail) One of the two worker then went to call maintenance and came back. The two were by the escalator debating what the hell was that and what to do. At this time, the mom and child came up the escalator. One of the worker actually told the mom to be careful of the second section of the landing, that's why the mom actually pick up the child. Imagine you were one of the workers witness this. Jesus fucking Christ. The mom died minutes after getting pulled into the motor wheel. Had this happened in US, this would have been a giant lawsuit.
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

Somebody has to pay for this and no way should the company or whoever built the escalator should escape liability.
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

It's China. Someone's gonna get executed over it.
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

I bet the escalator is Made in China.
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

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It's China. Someone's gonna get executed over it.
Was thinking the same thing
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

I don't want to escalate the rhetoric but I hope they take steps to prevent this in the future.
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I don't want to escalate the rhetoric but I hope they take steps to prevent this in the future.
We need to elevate the discussion.
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

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We need to elevate the discussion.
Perhaps we need a panel?
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

Thanks for the step-by-step subtitled verbiage. Couldn't see anything.
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
Somebody has to pay for this and no way should the company or whoever built the escalator should escape liability.
This doesn't appear to be a manufacture issue. This looks like to be an issue with the people servicing the escalator. If it was unsafe to use, it should have been turned off and blocked off.
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

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This doesn't appear to be a manufacture issue. This looks like to be an issue with the people servicing the escalator. If it was unsafe to use, it should have been turned off and blocked off.
It probably depends on who makes the "panel" that fell in. Is it part of the elevator? Or the intsaller/construction company?
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This doesn't appear to be a manufacture issue. This looks like to be an issue with the people servicing the escalator. If it was unsafe to use, it should have been turned off and blocked off.
I want you on my jury.
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

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I bet the escalator is Made in China.
So was the woman
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

Yikes!! Tragic that the little boy lost his mother.

I think there was a scene in Final Destination 5 that was quite similar to that.
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

nomnomnomnomnom.

problem is the Escalator was hungry again an hour later.
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

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nomnomnomnomnom.

problem is the Escalator was hungry again an hour later.
You posted the joke I wanted to post.
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

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nomnomnomnomnom.

problem is the Escalator was hungry again an hour later.
Should have eaten an American!
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

I saw the uncut footage that was from the original CCTV camera. The woman pushed her kid off, then one of the attendants grabbed her hand, but she lost her grip and the mother fell in. The attendant then walked off presumably looking for help.

I couldn't imagine witnessing that first hand.
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

If you watch it in reverse you'll see a zombie rise from the grave, snatch a child, and peacefully ride down the escalator.

Seriously though, my wife has a major fear of escalators; this won't help. On the other hand, I have an irrational fear of elevators. We tend to take the stairs often.
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Re: Woman dies after being swallowed by an escalator in China

Why didn't anyone hit the "emergency off" button?

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