There is no margin for error when designing, installing or maintaining an escalator. Any mistakes can result in devastating injures or death.
At The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny in Manhattan, our attorneys represent the victims of escalator and
elevator accidents in the New York City area. If you or someone you love has been injured in an escalator accident, call
(646) 808-3785 for a free initial consultation.
Causes Of Escalator Accidents
Most escalator accidents can be traced to errors in design, installation or maintenance. It’s extremely important to maintain the maximum allowable gap between the moving stair and skirt panel and between the moving stair and the stationary comb plate where passengers disembark. If the gaps are too wide, clothing, shoes or body parts can become entangled.
Some other types of accidents include:
- Falls caused by stopped handrails
- Falls over the skirt panel of an escalator
- Falls between the escalator and an adjoining wall
- Injuries caused by broken or missing steps
Many escalator injuries and deaths could be prevented by regular maintenance or by correcting known safety defects. Escalator manufacturers regularly issue recalls to correct safety defects, but many property owners are slow in making repairs, especially if they are responsible for some or all of the cost of making repairs.
When property owners fail to protect the safety of their customers and guests, our attorneys are here to hold them accountable. We recovered more than
$100 million in compensation for our severely injured clients.
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