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Man Loses Leg in Horrifying Escalator Accident

Six days after a Chinese woman was swallowed alive by an escalator, a man in Shanghai lost his leg after falling through the top of an escalator at a mall.

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According to CNN, Chinese state media reports that the 35-year-old man was working as a janitor at Shanghai’s Cloud Nine shopping mall when the metal panel at the top of the escalator gave way, trapping the man’s leg inside. Firefighters were able to extract the man after about 20 minutes, and he was sent to a nearby hospital, where doctors were forced to amputate the lower half of his leg.

From CNN:

“The doctor said in order to prevent (the) situation from getting worse, they amputated his left calf,” a family member of the victim told Xinhua.


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