Man’s Leg Amputated After Falling Into Escalator at Shanghai Mall

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HANGHAI, CHINA –  What’s going on with those Chinese escalators? There’s been another tragic accident. This time in Shanghai. A 35-year-old man got trapped when the escalator’s floor panels opened up.

Security cams show the man stepping on a cloth to clean the escalator. That’s when the panels gave way, trapping his lower leg. Rescuers got him out, but his leg was so mangled that doctors at the hospital had to amputate it below the calf.

Just last week, a young mother carrying her two-year-old son fell through the floor. She pushed her son to safety before disappearing into the machinery where she died.