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Understanding the dangers of escalators

Posted on January 18, 2015 11:11 am under Premises Liability

Over recent years, many cases of escalator injuries and deaths have been recorded in the country. Escalator accidents can sometimes be a result of escalator failure, which is unfortunately highly preventable through proper escalator maintenance and care.

The most common incident reported in association with escalator use is comb plate entrapment. The moving steps of the escalator may entrap shoelaces, fingertips, and loose fabrics, which may lead to physical injuries and amputations. In a 1997 incident, for instance, comb plate entrapment caused a man’s suffocation and death after his coat became caught between the escalator’s moving steps. Other recorded injuries related to escalator accidents involve trauma, broken bones, and head injuries.

If you believe a negligent establishment owner has been the cause of an injurious escalator accident in Milwaukee, a premises liability lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you seek the compensation you believe you deserve. Call us at (414) 271-0900 today.