Mall-goers in China have been on high alert after two escalator accidents, one involving a 30-year-old mother who died after the flooring collapsed beneath her, sparked safety concerns across the country. Chinese media recently published a series of GIFs showing the tactics some have employed to avoid touching the now-feared footplate above the moving staircase. Watch below and take note.
“Testing the grounds”:
“The brave dad”:
“The hold on for your life”:
Meanwhile, these all just look incredibly dangerous:
Netizens have also published helpful photos showing how to stop the machinery in case of an emergency, as well as proper ways to ride an escalator with a child (i.e.: you should actually ride the escalator with the child).
And this… we can’t explain.
By Maggie Wong