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Sea-Tac shows problem with escalator accidents

Sea-Tac shows problem with escalator accidents

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SEATAC, Wash. –┬áState officials say it’s not easy to prevent people from falling and injuring themselves on escalators, even when they’re working properly.

Nobody knows that better than the people who run Sea-Tac Airport.

The News Tribune reports the airport has more escalators than any other location monitored by the state.

The State Department of Labor & Industries says it also has the most accidents.

State records show that between 2008 and early 2014, there were 175 injury accidents on the airport’s 79 escalators.

That’s more than half of the 318 escalator accidents reported statewide during that time period.

Mechanical problems have been blamed in only three escalator-related injuries since 2008 at Sea-Tac Airport.

Inspection reports show wheeled luggage was responsible for most of the other accidents.

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