Escalator handrail death: Child in Chongqing killed after being stuck in ‘metro escalator’

Escalator handrail death: Child in Chongqing killed after being stuck in metro escalator

Escalator Handrail Crushes Boy In China Subway Station.

A four-year-old boy has died after being wedged under an escalator handrail at a Chinese subway station.

The unnamed child was with his mother and sister at the Hongqihegou Metro Station in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality when the incident occurred.

While there have been few details regarding the incident, pictures show the boy wedged in a small gap between the handrail and the ground.

The incident has not been attributed to mechanical malfunction.

The machinery was reportedly immediately stopped after the boy was injured, and he was pronounced dead when emergency services arrived.

This is the second major escalator incident leading to death in China since June, when a mother stepped through an unfastened metal panel at the top of an escalator and was “swallowed” by the mechanism inside.

A handful of incidents involving both children and adults have been reported in the past four months, including ones where hands, arms, or legs were caught between moving escalator stairs.