Woman Swallowed by Escalator

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Aug 28, 2014
     Category: Death | Technology | 1980s

Cue up Lily Tomlin's Telephone Operator - "We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."
Posted by KDP on 08/28/14 at 09:16 AM
I clicked through to the original article to find out the date. This was not an industrial accident from the Charlie Chaplin era. It happened in September 1987. That's only 26 (almost 27) years ago.
Posted by *daha* on 08/28/14 at 09:24 AM
You're right, Daha, I found the same story in the NY Times! Click Here

One of my earliest memories is getting my shoe stuck in an escalator in St. Louis. IIRC it had wooden guard where the steps went under the top landing and the sole of my shoe when under one of them.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/28/14 at 10:19 AM
Escalator say, NOM, NOM, NOM! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 08/28/14 at 10:39 AM

I remember a wooden escalator on the Budweiser plant tour (in St. Louis). That the one?
Posted by crc on 08/28/14 at 10:54 AM
@CRC: No I think it was one of the department stores. My family had a store up river and bought some clothing items through them.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/28/14 at 01:31 PM
Wow, Daha, I had assumed it was a lot earlier than that. What an awful thing to have happen!

Beware of man-eating escalators (and strangers with candy)! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xf3ELqb6kc#t=11
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 08/29/14 at 09:19 AM
Her boys are 37, 33, and 30 now. I lost my dad at 8. My sisters were 4 and 2. I know the lasting grief losing a parent as a young child leaves you with. To those boys, if any of you young men read this please know we are good people who share strange stories and try to find humor in the unusual things that happen in life. Please don't be offended by any comments here. I hope you have all found happiness over the years. Live joyfully, that's what she would have wanted, its what all mothers want for their children.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/31/14 at 12:02 AM
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