Graphic video shows escalator accident in China that led to leg amputation

SHANGHAI, China -- There's been another tragic escalator-related accident in China.

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State-run media said a 35-year-old man had part of his leg amputated when it got stuck in a Shanghai mall escalator.

Surveillance video shows one of the escalator's floor panels giving way, trapping the man's leg.

The incident comes days after a 30-year-old mother died in central China when she fell through an escalator metal panel.

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A toddler was hurt in southwest China last week after his hand and arm got caught in a gap of an escalator.

Despite the incident, China said there were just 49 escalator or elevator-related accidents last year. null
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