Politics & Government

June 29, 2014 1:00 PM

Washington state weighs new escalator safety rules following strangling death

Following the strangulation of man on a Seattle escalator last year, the state Department of Labor (L&I) and Industries is considering a rule change that would require a certain type of automatic stop switch on all escalators. Right now, older escalators aren’t required to have the safety device known as a comb-impact switch.

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