Woman Dies After Getting Sucked Into Machinery of Broken Escalator

Woman Dies After Getting Sucked Into Machinery of Broken Escalator

A 30-year-old woman died in Jingzhou, Hubei, after she got pulled down and crushed by an escalator that malfunctioned in a shopping mall. As the woman was walking off of the escalator with her young daughter, a floor plate which had come loose shifted. She fell into the machinery that turns the escalator and was sucked down to her death. Two women standing nearby managed to rescue the young girl before she was also pulled in. One of the top rated comments celebrated the heroic actions of the woman, who held her child out of the machine as she was being sucked down, leading to the child’s rescue.
Source: Netease

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  • mr.wiener

    Horrible..

    • tomoe723

      Like a scene from a horror movie, e.g. Final Destination.

      • KamikaziPilot

        I knew I saw that scene in a movie before, but I didn’t want to bring it up for fear of being seen as insensitive.

        • tomoe723

          I don’t think it’s insensitive. I just find it surreal that bizarre accidents like these do happen as if it was predetermined.

  • KamikaziPilot

    Well at least the women standing nearby didn’t just watch. They risked their own safety to save the little girl, good on them. Accidents due to incompetence and negligence seem far too common in China, wonder if they’ll improve their safety of the common citizen as the country as a whole becomes more prosperous.

  • Charles Eliyah Pelosof

    Usually escalators have a red button to push in case of emergency, I wonder why it was not done.

    • DD Bear!

      really?
      why i never see?

      • Mihel

        Daltonism.

        • DD Bear!

          oh, in fact i am blind!

      • 十月码

        That’s real, you can check the elevators in metro.

    • f r

      It would not have mattered … it was over in 5 seconds. She may have been dead in 3.

      • David

        No, she was hurt immediately but she was nto killed until she was sucked down into the machinery. You do nto die quickly like that. She bled to death. I am not blaming the women who were probably traumatized but if the button had been pushed the woman might have gotten away with just a maimed foot or loss of her feet not her life.

        • f r

          No, she was in the gears by 3 seconds. 3 seconds. If you have better reaction time than most people on earth to something that should not happen in normal every day life then good for you. But Im not blaming them for it. It was too fast. Too fast.

          • David

            I am not blaming them, I am simply pointing out that she might have been saved. Of course it is in no way the fault of the women who took her child.

  • DD Bear!

    so terrible!
    my parents dare not to take this kinda lifter.they always choose to walk by stairs.

  • WghUk

    Juicy…

  • Jahar

    A little extra info, not 100%, but I’ve heard/read that the girls working there were trying to keep people off it because they knew it was broken, and the guy with the key to turn it off wasn’t nearby. They told the mom to stay off it but she wouldn’t listen. This could have been avoided.

  • Karze

    Made in China syndrome. Officials want to built biggest of every kind just to keep their image without safety for ordinary people.

  • DC

    I watched the full clip…simply horrifying.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9jBuPSXnPs

    Wow – link above is the video. The woman pushed her child to the two women and was then pulled in; if she was alone and not concerned for her daughter, she might have gotten out of this.
    That is how quickly life can change

    • holy shit!!!!!

    • Vance

      Yes she did not even attempt to stop herself from going down until those women had her daughter.

    • James

      jesus, those two guys didn’t even try to pull her out. wtf?

  • DC

    hope the mechanics that were sleeping on the job get haunted by this for the rest of their lives..

  • David

    absolutely.

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