“Killer Escalator”Not Built To Spec But Passed Inspection

“Killer Escalator” Not Built To Spec But Passed Inspection

It has been discovered that the escalator that “gobbled up” an unfortunate 30-year-old woman after a foot plate at the end of it came loose as she stepped on was not built exactly to the manufacturers’ blue prints. The three slotted footplates were discovered to be 2mm thinner than the specified 22mm, thus making it easier for them to slide out of place. Engineer Xu Yi also said the plate design doesn’t feature slot screws. Despite the discrepancy, the escalator has an approved quality inspection certificate, which netizens called into question.
Source: Netease

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  • WghUk

    This isn’t news. What’s news is “Killer escalator built to spec..”

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