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Escalators not always a walk in the park

Monday, May 08, 2017 @ 7:33 AM | By Robert Parkinson and Brittany Sinclair

“An Escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an Escalator Temporarily Out of Order Sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience.” – Mitch Hedberg

The above quote by the late comedian Mitch Hedberg indicates, as many believe, that escalators are just moving stairs. However, when walking on an escalator, people are exposed to the potential of tripping and falling. The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) reported that from 2012 to 2014 there were more than 800 injuries...