Two broken steps and combplates discovered on an escalator

Persona

Persona

Technologies

Technologies
Reference number
II-784543-2018 (#9424)

Location: Burnaby

Regulated industry sector: Elevating devices - Escalator or moving walkway

Incident overview

Two broken steps and combplates were discovered on an escalator, likely caused by exceeding the maximum allowable forces permissible to the combplate section. Freight operators were witnessed using the escalator to transport freight from one level to the next.