2 shoppers with stroller involved in escalator accident at The Centrepoint Orchard leaves a shopper injured
Luckily, the shopper's 4 year old daughter was un-harmed in the incident.
Have you had enough of hearing about dodgy escalators injuring people in Singapore?
Well the faulty escalator strikes again, this time at The Centrepoint on Orchard Road last Thursday (7 September).
Faulty escalator The Centrepoint Orchard
Two shoppers with a stroller were using the escalator located at Basement 1 of the mall. Around 2pm, it broke down due to a malfunction, according to a Channel NewsAsia report.
One of the shoppers involved in the incident, Tran Huu Minh said he heard a crunching sound while stepping off the escalator.
"I screamed at my maid to jump off and luckily she did," said Mr Tran, further explaining that, "if not her leg would have been injured or crushed. Because exactly where she was standing was where the step collapsed in."
Mr Tran also explained that he was with his 4 year old daughter when the incident happened.
"Usually she (his daughter) would walk with me. But yesterday she was sleepy, so she was in the pram," he said.
His helper is still reportedly very upset by what happened and sustained some minor injuries due to the accident.
The Centrepoint spokesperson confirmed the injury and said they are in touch with the shoppers.
"We have notified the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and are working with escalator vendor Otis to investigate the incident. We regret any inconvenience caused and continue to encourage all shoppers with luggage, prams or trolleys to use the lifts instead."
Meanwhile, the BCA has issued a notice to suspend the escalator until the incident has been investigated and rectification works are properly completed.
Last month in a similar incident, a four-year-old girl got her foot stuck in a malfunctioning escalator at White Sands Mall.
Escalator safety for families with kids
Mums and dads, we'd like to remind you of some basic escalator safety tips when out and about with kids you should always keep in mind.
Getting on the escalator
While riding the escalator
Getting off the escalator