Woman rescued after fainting on escalator and getting her hair stuck in the moving stairs
[DAILYMAIL.CO.UK] A 32-year-old woman who fainted while she was riding an escalator got her hair caught in the teeth of the metal stairs, suffering severe injuries.
The woman, who has not been named, collapsed at the West 125th Street station at Broadway, in New York, about 3.30pm yesterday. The escalator continued to drag her body up as it moved. She is believed to fainted because she suffers from epilepsy.
Emergency workers had to shut down the escalator so they could free the woman, who suffered cuts to her face, legs and arms. A large chunk of her hair was ripped out of her head.
She was taken to hospital and is said to be in stable condition.
'She seemed in pain,' Mark Viloria, 30, who saw the woman as medics brought her to an ambulance told the New York Daily News.
Posted by: Fred 2013-07-05