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Woman Killed After Hair and Scarf Caught in Escalator
WKRB ^ | Jan 31st, 2014

Posted on 01/31/2014 2:10:43 PM PST by nickcarraway

On Thursday, a woman was killed after her hair and scarf were caught in an escalator at the Montreal metro. The scarf apparently strangled the woman.

A local newspaper reported that a woman who was 48 years of age had her scarf caught in the teeth of the escalator on Thursday morning. The newspaper report said that when the woman’s scarf became tangled in the moving escalator she bent over in an attempt to free herself and her hair then became stuck as well in the escalator. A person who was nearby call 911, but when police and rescue arrived the woman was said to have already died. The paper said she had been strangled by her own scarf.

A Montreal ambulance service spokesperson, Bob Lamle, said on Thursday that he had never seen something like that happen in his career of 30 years.

Lamle added that the first responders and firefighters who arrived there quickly began giving the woman heart resuscitation. Then rescue technicians arrived and started aiding the woman but there were no vital signs and she was declared dead. At the bottom and top of each escalator, an emergency button that stops the escalator is located for such emergencies. All escalators that serve the Montreal metro have the emergency buttons. It is unknown if anyone had pressed the emergency stop button when the woman became entangled and started to struggle to become free.

Users of the metro were shocked when they heard the news that a person had been killed while on the escalator as it was something many of them do on several occasions daily.

One user, who is just 13 years of age, said he was traumatized by what had happened since he uses the same escalator each day.

He said he would be very wary of having any shoelaces or other pieces of fabric loose when entering the escalator each morning and afternoon. An engineer that has worked on the system’s escalators for over nine years said they have safety mechanisms that should prevent such accidents.


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I saw this on a TV show, but it seemed preposterous.
1 posted on 01/31/2014 2:10:43 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Not a scarf, a hijab, in other less PC reports.

It’s rare but I have heard of other strangulation deaths on escalators when something gets caught.

http://www.king5.com/news/cities/seattle/Man-dies-of-strangulation-after-shirt-gets-caught-in-escalator-202607781.html

http://blog.mysanantonio.com/newswatch/2012/03/elderly-woman-strangled-when-clothes-catch-in-escalator/

I’ll wager that more people are strangled by escalators than are shot with assault weapons.


2 posted on 01/31/2014 2:18:00 PM PST by DBrow
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To: nickcarraway
An engineer that has worked on the system’s escalators for over nine years said they have safety mechanisms that should prevent such accidents.

Perhaps this was a case of using a suicide Burkha without the explosives.

3 posted on 01/31/2014 2:19:17 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: nickcarraway

Exactly how long was her hair???


4 posted on 01/31/2014 2:22:54 PM PST by PGR88
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To: nickcarraway

Was Benny Hill fast music playing while this was going on?


5 posted on 01/31/2014 2:25:19 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: nickcarraway

Isadore Duncan, you’re wanted on the white courtesy phone...


6 posted on 01/31/2014 2:32:57 PM PST by oblomov
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To: nickcarraway
Shades of Isadora Duncan.


7 posted on 01/31/2014 2:35:39 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: oblomov
It only took six posts to get to Isadora. Not bad.


8 posted on 01/31/2014 2:36:09 PM PST by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: nickcarraway

I took my then 5 year old son to a Cowboy at Texas Stadium quite a few years back. We were riding the escalator and he tripped. My heart sunk because it looked like his foot was going to get trapped. Luckily he was fine.


9 posted on 01/31/2014 2:36:36 PM PST by skinndogNN
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To: DBrow

A muslim woman was caught?


10 posted on 01/31/2014 2:38:10 PM PST by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: Michael.SF.

Poor Isadora. What a way to go. I always make sure my fringe scarves are held flat agaist my chest when getting on the subway. Horrible death.


11 posted on 01/31/2014 2:39:18 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: nickcarraway

Years ago, a grandmother was taking her twin grandkids on the Metro in DC. The coat of one of the kids got caught in the treads and the child died. Dying by strangulation on an escalator is uncommon, but not impossible.

http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1985/Child-Dies-When-Her-Coat-Catches-in-Escalator/id-d91ebc1a67dc8110bf88006b99d8b70a


12 posted on 01/31/2014 2:47:52 PM PST by radiohead
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To: radiohead

That’s a long coat.


13 posted on 01/31/2014 3:21:29 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: nickcarraway

Was the Muzzie doing handstands on the escalator as she rode it???


14 posted on 01/31/2014 3:21:58 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: nickcarraway

Escalator scene from Elf.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXzUu8LkmI


15 posted on 01/31/2014 3:24:21 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Yes, because all Muslims are evil, deserve to be treated rudely, and don’t deserve sympathy.


16 posted on 01/31/2014 3:24:35 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Only the good, observant Muslims.


17 posted on 01/31/2014 3:29:07 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: nickcarraway
Anyone who works or moves around on anything moving or burning needs to keep it high and tight.

I once saw a co-worker whose pants were caught up in a farm tractor PTO shaft.

Too hideous to describe here.

18 posted on 01/31/2014 3:37:55 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: nickcarraway
It's not preposterous. Hubby is an elevator guy and has helped friends work on escalators. He saw sneakers and packages in the escalator pit. If the teeth on the plate catch something, it's gone.

As the article said, there are emergency stop buttons but you can't reach them if you're caught.

19 posted on 01/31/2014 3:43:54 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: nickcarraway

I had my shoe pulled off by an escalator. It grabbed my shoestring and sucked my shoe off my foot before I could respond. I got the shoe back but the shoestring was toast


20 posted on 01/31/2014 3:43:58 PM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: nickcarraway

I once saw a small boy get his knee impaled by a 6 inch pin a little bit larger than a pencil lead at Disney World in Orlando. Didn’t see how it happened but he was screaming bloody murder.


21 posted on 01/31/2014 3:44:59 PM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: miss marmelstein
Look at that double-jointed arm (post #8).

A tragic life all the way. Two children were killed in a car accident, another died shortly after birth.

Her husband the Russian poet Yesinen hung himself in a hotel room two years before her death.

If you've never seen them the early collection of poems by the American poet Jim Harrison, 'Letters to Yesinen,' are extraordinary.

22 posted on 01/31/2014 4:02:58 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: nickcarraway

Users of the metro were shocked when they heard the news that a person had been killed while on the escalator as it was something many of them do on several occasions daily.

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And just what is the “something” that many of them do? This makes no sense.

Why are there so many “journalists” who do not know how to compose a sentence?


23 posted on 01/31/2014 4:27:15 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: skinndogNN

I had a friend loose his index finger when he was 5 years old. It got caught in the escalator and reaching the bottom his finger was amputated.


24 posted on 01/31/2014 4:32:57 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: nickcarraway

Mozlums: inbred, pedophile-worshipping misogynists.


25 posted on 01/31/2014 5:37:24 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Isadora certainly lived life on the edge. I’ve been to her gravesite - unfortunately marred by graffiti as is Oscar Wilde’s. Why the French allow that is beyond me.


26 posted on 01/31/2014 6:30:48 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: bicyclerepair

Well, if you believe all that why don’t you go around killing Muslims?


27 posted on 01/31/2014 6:49:57 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: bicyclerepair

Well, if you believe all that why don’t you go around killing Muslims?


28 posted on 01/31/2014 6:50:01 PM PST by nickcarraway
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