Accidents

  Type Type of lift/machinery Accident Function Cause
Escalator Escalators indoor Person falling Transporting persons Not known
Lift MRL gearless Other incidents Rescuing trapped passengers Misuse by persons
Lift MRL gearless Electrical chock Installation Other causes
Lift MRL gearless Other incidents Rescuing trapped passengers Misuse by persons
Lift MRL gearless Other incidents Maintenance Other causes
Lift MRL gearless Person falling into the well Inspection Other causes
Lift Traditional geared Wheelchair/walking chair tipping over Entering or leaving the car Inaccurate stopping
Lift Traditional geared Unintentional start up/down with open doors Entering or leaving the car Failure of control system
Escalator Escalators indoor Person falling Entering or leaving the escalator/moving walk Other causes
Escalator Moving walks pallets inclined indoor Person falling Transporting persons and goods/bags/prams/etc Misuse
Escalator Escalators indoor Other incidents Misuse Vandalism
Escalator Moving walks pallets inclined indoor Person travelling with trolley, walking chair, wheelchair or similar Transporting persons and goods/bags/prams/etc Other causes
Escalator Escalators indoor Person travelling with trolley, walking chair, wheelchair or similar Transporting persons and goods/bags/prams/etc Misuse
Escalator Escalators indoor Malfunction of the escalator / moving walks Running empty Failure of guides
Escalator Moving walks pallets inclined indoor Person falling Transporting persons Other causes
Lift Not known Not known Not known Failure of speed governor
Lift Rack and pinion Unintentional start up/down Doors closing Not known
Lift Vertical platform lift Limbs trapped between car and shaft wall (no car door) Misuse Misuse by persons
Lift Traditional geared Other incidents Repair Design error
Lift MRL gearless Other incidents Entering or leaving the car Automatic movement of doors
Lift Other type Unintentional start up/down with open doors Entering or leaving the car Failure of control system
Escalator Escalators indoor Person falling Transporting persons Other causes
Lift Traditional geared Car stopped abruptly Car transporting persons and goods Failure of control system
Escalator Moving walks pallets inclined indoor Other incidents Misuse Misuse
Escalator Escalators indoor Other incidents Entering or leaving the escalator/moving walk Misuse
Lift MRL gearless Other incidents Car transporting persons and goods Other causes
Lift MRL gearless Other incidents Car transporting persons and goods Design error
Lift Traditional gearless Uncontrolled movement of car and/or counterweight Repair Other causes
Escalator Escalators outdoor Other incidents Transporting persons Other causes
Lift MRL gearless Injured by doors Doors opening Automatic movement of doors
Escalator Escalators indoor Other incidents Transporting persons and goods/bags/prams/etc Other causes
Lift Traditional geared Uncontrolled movement of car and/or counterweight Car transporting persons and goods Failure of control system
Lift Traditional geared Injured by doors Doors opening Automatic movement of doors
Escalator Escalators indoor Other incidents Transporting persons Damaged/missing exterior panel
Lift MRL gearless Injured by doors Doors closing Automatic movement of doors
Lift Traditional geared Injured by doors Doors closing Automatic movement of doors
Escalator Escalators indoor Clothes/shoes/purse trapped Transporting persons Broken/missing parts of the step/pallet surface
Escalator Moving walks pallets inclined indoor Person falling Misuse Misuse
Lift Traditional geared Other incidents Car transporting persons and goods Goods tangled shaft wall (no car door)
Escalator Escalators indoor Other incidents Transporting persons Other causes
Escalator Escalators indoor Clothes/shoes/purse trapped Transporting persons Other causes
Lift Other type Car not present when doors opened Other incidents Car not present when doors opened
Lift MRL gearless Car stopped abruptly Car transporting persons and goods Failure of control system
Escalator Moving walks pallets horizontal indoor Trapping at handrail entry between handrail and floor Misuse Misuse
Escalator Escalators indoor Contact with moving machinery parts normally not accessible Maintenance Inadequate procedures for repair/maintenance/inspection
Lift Accessible goods only Uncontrolled movement of car and/or counterweight Repair Breaking of suspension car or counterweight
Lift MRL gearless Injured by doors Doors closing Other causes
Lift Traditional geared Tripping entering or leaving the car Entering or leaving the car Not known
Escalator Escalators indoor Other incidents Entering or leaving the escalator/moving walk Other causes
Escalator Escalators indoor Drawing-in at handrail entry in to the balustrade Running empty Failure of handrail entry safety system
Lift Traditional geared Passengers trapped in car Car transporting persons and goods Lift stopped between landings
Escalator Escalators indoor Body parts trapped between comb plate and step/pallet Transporting persons Misuse
Escalator Escalators indoor Person falling Transporting persons Misuse
Lift Hydraulic indirect Tripping entering or leaving the car Entering or leaving the car Lack of maintenance
Lift Screw drive Tripping entering or leaving the car Entering or leaving the car Failure of brakes
Lift MRL gearless Uncontrolled movement of car and/or counterweight Car transporting persons and goods Failure of control system