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Escalator collapses at Scottrade Center

Postby jchndler » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:23 pm

Does anyone have any info on this? I was in the men's bathroom (the one across from the blues merch. store) and heard two big bangs and then came out and people were stuck on the escalator going down from the top level by the main entrance. When I was walking to the metrolink, I seen 4-5 firetrucks and ambulances pulling up to the Scottrade Center main entrance. I heard one persons leg was stuck and someone else broke an ankle. I can't confirm it, but it's just what I heard on the metrolink. Scary stuff, hope everyone is OK.
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Re: Escalator collapses at Scottrade Center

Postby abc789987 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:00 am

13 hurt when Scottrade escalator malfunctions
ST. LOUIS -- Thirteen people were hurt when a crowded escalator malfunctioned just after a Blues game at Scottrade Center ended Thursday night.

Witnesses said the down escalator near the Clark Street entrance of the arena suddenly sped up and then several of the front steps collapsed into one another, throwing riders forward.

"I fell down and people fell on top of me," said Tim Peterson, 22, of Collinsville, who had been in the middle of the stairway.

After the speed up, the moving stairway came to a sudden halt, witnesses said. Some riders' clothing got trapped in the steps.

Peterson said one of his friends was among those trapped. The friend's clothing and shoe had to be cut from the buckled stairs and he suffered a foot injury, Peterson said.

Capt. Bob Keuss, a spokesman for the St. Louis Fire Department, said five of the 13 people injured were taken to hospitals, the others refused treatment. None of the injuries were serious, Keuss said. He said the side rails of the escalator appeared to collapse at the bottom and four steps buckled. The cause was unknown.

Kim Muren, 18, of Belleville, was on the escalator when it malfunctioned and said at least four people landed on her in the chaos. "People were falling and piling on top of each other," she said.

Lee Boudouris, 21, of Belleville said the escalator apparently stopped when someone at the top hit an emergency button.

"I think it would have been a bigger pile if the guy hadn't hit the emergency button," Boudouris said.

Witnesses said that arena officials had to stop the up escalator so people could use that stairway to leave.

Blue owners Dave Checketts, Mike McCarthy and Ken Munoz and Club President John Davidson went to the hospital where those hurt on the escalator were taken to check on them, the club said.

Eric Gelfand, executive vice president of communications for Blues owner SCP Worldwide, said in a email: "The safety of our fans is always our first and foremost concern. We are hopeful that they are well and being taken care of and have already begun to investigate the cause of the accident."

Muren said she has no plans to ride an escalator again. "I’m taking the stairs every time after this," she said.
Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report.
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Re: Escalator collapses at Scottrade Center

Postby kodos » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:11 am

Bernie Miklasz was probably on it or something.
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Re: Escalator collapses at Scottrade Center

Postby Bernie Federko » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:40 am

HA HA! Those little bitches didn’t think I could hear them at the pretzel stand when they said “why the hell does that Bernie guy have a statue?”

Enjoy your Mom’s crushed pelvis you little preteen bastards!
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Re: Escalator collapses at Scottrade Center

Postby DaDitka » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:51 am

Bernie Federko wrote:HA HA! Those little bitches didn’t think I could hear them at the pretzel stand when they said “why the hell does that Bernie guy have a statue?”

Enjoy your Mom’s crushed pelvis you little preteen bastards!



When the frank did we get a pretzel stand?
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Re: Escalator collapses at Scottrade Center

Postby STLADOGG » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:56 am

I was gonna go down that escalator but it was really crowded I didnt know what happened at the time but this one guy told me and I almost cried from laughing, but there was a shitload of emergency vehicles.
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Re: Escalator collapses at Scottrade Center

Postby Nyghtewynd » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:25 am

Bernie Federko wrote:HA HA! Those little bitches didn’t think I could hear them at the pretzel stand when they said “why the hell does that Bernie guy have a statue?”

Enjoy your Mom’s crushed pelvis you little preteen bastards!


That's so wrong, but I loled. ;)
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Re: Escalator collapses at Scottrade Center

Postby Winning Unlimited » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:02 pm

We'll call it the Detroit Red Wing Experience?
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Re: Escalator collapses at Scottrade Center

Postby philco_3 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:05 pm

OPTIMEGUS wrote:We'll call it the Detroit Red Wing Experience?


I blame it on Palin.

I was in front of the "True Blue" shop, when I heard the screaming and seen the elevator come to quick stop. The lobby entrance smelt like burning rubber.
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Re: Escalator collapses at Scottrade Center

Postby ViPeRx007 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:08 pm

"I like an escalator, man. It can never break. It can only become stairs. You would never see an 'Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order' sign, just 'Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience. Sorry that you can still get up there.'”
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Re: Escalator collapses at Scottrade Center

Postby STLADOGG » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:44 pm

I'm surprised that this is such a huge deal I've heard it on the radio, and even its a story on espn.com
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Re: Escalator collapses at Scottrade Center

Postby section319 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:08 pm

Bernie Federko wrote:HA HA! Those little bitches didn’t think I could hear them at the pretzel stand when they said “why the hell does that Bernie guy have a statue?”

Enjoy your Mom’s crushed pelvis you little preteen bastards!



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Re: Escalator collapses at Scottrade Center

Postby F Keenan » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:58 am

ViPeRx007 wrote:"I like an escalator, man. It can never break. It can only become stairs. You would never see an 'Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order' sign, just 'Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience. Sorry that you can still get up there.'”


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Re: Escalator collapses at Scottrade Center

Postby ViPeRx007 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:35 pm

F Keenan wrote:
ViPeRx007 wrote:"I like an escalator, man. It can never break. It can only become stairs. You would never see an 'Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order' sign, just 'Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience. Sorry that you can still get up there.'”


RIP Mitch Hedberg


Amen.

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