WOMAN LOSES LEG IN MALL ESCALATOR MISHAP IN CHINA
A woman’s left leg was amputated as the result of an escalator accident over the weekend in Harbin, China, Shanghaiist reported on July 22. The woman’s family tells the source the woman was shopping at a mall when the unit malfunctioned and trapped her legs. Some eyewitness reports suggest the accident could have been avoided, since the woman forced her way onto the escalator, which was undergoing trial runs as part of maintenance. A full investigation is underway.