An escalator in an outpatient building of a hospital in the People's Hospital of a city saw an incident in which the patient fell and did not cause harm. After investigation, the renamed patient stood on the second floor of the escalator and stood on the left side of the ladder. The left hand gripped the handrail. It is estimated that the running speed of the handrail is lagging behind the running speed of the step, and the patient feels more nervous when the body is backward. Hold the handrail and hold it down. Finally, it falls to the step and is dragged by the steps.
Cause of the accident
The main reason for the running speed of the handrail belt is inconsistent with the speed of the step running, and exceeds the standard requirements. In addition, the passengers are old and frail, and the mood is flustered, causing an accident.
It is best for someone to accompany the elderly when they are on the escalator.
The exact requirement in the ladder is to "hold the handrail" instead of "lying on the handrail." "Relying on the armrest" is the wrong stepping posture. You lose the effect of the arm's adjustment speed difference, and it is prone to fall.
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