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April 11, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Man strangled by downtown Seattle escalator

This King County Metro escalator at University Street Station in downtown Seattle is shut down after a man’s clothes became tangled in it and choked him to death. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) A man was strangled in an accident last weekend on a downtown Seattle escalator with several safety-code violations, and the state…


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December 6, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Escalator malfunctions at Bellevue Square; 4 taken to hospital

The scene immediately after the escalator malfunctioned tonight at the Macy’s at Bellevue Square. (Courtesy of Cyleste Huynh and Daniel Kao) Four people fell when an escalator inside Bellevue Square shopping center malfunctioned tonight, according to the Bellevue Fire Department. A 30-year-old man, a woman and two 3-year-olds were taken to Overlake Hospital Medical Center in…


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December 30, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Man dies after three-story fall from Bellevue's Lincoln Square escalator

Bellevue police are calling the death of a man inside Lincoln Square early this morning an accident. Lt. Marsha Harnden said that about 1:30 a.m. the man apparently fell from the atrium escalator. According to witnesses and surveillance video from the building, the man was sitting on the escalator’s handrail, Harnden said. “It would appear to be an accident….


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