Types of Elevator Accidents
The main cause of elevator malfunction is poor maintenance. Whether it
is on public or private grounds, it is the property owner’s obligation
to provide accurate and up-to-date elevator maintenance records. Poorly
maintained elevators can lead to door malfunctions, mis-leveling, abrupt
stopping, or falls. Those who are commonly injured by elevators are installers,
repairers, engineers, construction supervisors, custodians, electricians,
and maintenance workers.
Common types of elevator accidents include the following:
- Caught in or between doors
- Falling debris
Causes of Escalator Accidents
The owner or operator of the escalator is lawfully obligated to keep it
safe. However, human error is the primary cause of these types of accidents.
Sometimes they are caused by mechanical issues or poor maintenance, which
can cause stops that jolt riders and make them fall. Even items, such
as loose articles of clothing or hair, can get caught in the escalator.
Common escalator defects include the following:
- Broken or missing steps
- Loose or missing screws
- Broken handrail
- Significant gaps or excessive space between moving walk area and sides
- Missing teeth on the track of the escalator
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