Police officers investigate an escalator after it malfunctioned at Langham Place shopping mall in Mong Kok. At least 17 people were injured. Photo: Felix Wong

Escalator accident a reminder safety cannot be taken for granted

Mechanical failures are rare but not so careless behaviour; public education and more rigorous inspections are necessary

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Police officers investigate an escalator after it malfunctioned at Langham Place shopping mall in Mong Kok. At least 17 people were injured. Photo: Felix Wong
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