Drunk strangled by escalator

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Great. Another nightmare realized.

SEATTLE (KIRO/CNN) - Washington state's labor department is investigating after a 42-year-old man died in an escalator mishap in downtown Seattle last weekend.

It happened in a transit station Sunday morning.

Police say surveillance video shows the man was staggering and leaning on the side of the escalator.

About three-fourths of the way down, he fell onto his back.

Authorities say when he got the base of the escalator, his shirt got caught in the escalator. It ended up strangling him to death.

Police say a half-empty bottle of brandy was found in his back pocket.

The police investigation is over, but the state labor and industries department is looking into the incident.

Officials say the escalator had several safety code violations.
http://www.wnem.com/story/21950596/man-dies-after-escalator-strangles-him
 

d0uche_n0zzle

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Why blame the innocent escalator for the stupidity of the drunk?
 

lajikal

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That's why i avoid escalators. After the escalator massacre of '03.
 

Pigdango

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BIV lives in Seattle. Sending prayers your way, my friend.
 

OilyJillFart

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There's an escalator in the mall I just drove by yesterday.
I'm ok though.
 

d0uche_n0zzle

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I use to race a co-worker with me running up the down one. Still beat his fat ass with seconds to spare.
 

whiskeyguy

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BIV lives in Seattle. Sending prayers your way, my friend.
I live in California, which is only two states away... and last week I took some stairs, which could have been an escalator, and I've fallen down from drinking too much, but not since around 23 years old.

If was still 23 years old, and was falling down drunk, and had taken those same stairs but they had instead been an escalator, and I was wearing a sweatshirt... I could have been killed.

It really puts everything in perspective.
 

whiskeyguy

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No thanks. I've lived through that horror. Had the power go out when I was halfway up. We were stranded there for two hours until they restored power. Luckily I had a granola bar and a bottle of water in my backpack.
That's why I always carry a satellite phone, a wind/waterproof lighter, and a Leatherman while walking around in multi-story shopping malls. You never know.
 

whiskeyguy

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Pretty funny, although at 0:23 you can see why maybe all women should be required to walk the wrong way on an escalator. There's definitely a contrast there.

Edit: Hell it's right there in the preview.
 

fletcher

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That's why I always carry a satellite phone, a wind/waterproof lighter, and a Leatherman while walking around in multi-story shopping malls. You never know.
MULTI-STORY? Why dont you have a harness, 1000 ft of heavy duty rope and proper rock climbing equipment with you? You are crazy.
 

whiskeyguy

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MULTI-STORY? Why dont you have a harness, 1000 ft of heavy duty rope and proper rock climbing equipment with you? You are crazy.
REI was on the second story and the escalator wasn't working. The dude from 127 Hours had it easy.
 

whiskeyguy

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And I had my bug-out bag in my trunk. Lot of fucking good it did there!
ALWAYS carry your bug out bag with you. You never know when you have to bug out.

I left my bug out bag in my trunk once... on the roof of a parking garage in 100 degree weather! I broke a light sweat running out to get it when the lights flickered in Hot Topic. I'm pretty sure that's a sign of heat stroke. Never again.
 

LiddyRules

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Knew this was coming
 

Ballbuster1

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I think they should set up sobriety check points at all escalators.

If it saves just 1 life....
 
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RIP Beerbelly. You will be missed. . . a little.