ES­CA­LA­TOR AC­CI­DENT: TOD­DLER RE­COV­ER­ING WELL AF­TER SURGERY

Fiji Sun - - Nation - FILIPE NAIGULEVU Edited by Ranoba Baoa Feed­back: filipe.naigulevu@fi­jisun.com.fj

A tod­dler, whose fin­gers were stuck in an es­ca­la­tor at MHCC Suva on Sun­day, is re­cov­er­ing well at the Colo­nial War Memo­rial Hospi­tal af­ter un­der­go­ing surgery. The mother, who wished to re­main anony­mous, yes­ter­day said: “He is do­ing very well. We will go back (to­day) for another surgery,” she said. The in­ci­dent hap­pened af­ter the boy ran to­wards the MHCC first floor es­ca­la­tor that was mov­ing down­wards. As he got onto the es­ca­la­tor, his fin­gers were wedged be­tween the re­volv­ing stairs in an at­tempt to brace him­self. Op­er­a­tion of the es­ca­la­tor was stopped as soon as alert was given. A se­cu­rity per­son­nel and a mem­ber of the public as­sisted in free­ing the young boy’s hands us­ing a crow bar. The mother ac­knowl­edged the con­cerns by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Car­pen­ters Fiji Group Lim­ited, MHCC par­ent com­pany.

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