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A cleaner was mopping the escalator rails when he got stuck, the elevator stopped but he was severely injured. His left leg was amputated after the accident. The 35-year-old recent man, who has been identified as Zhang.

The cause of the accident is now being investigated . Another poor maintenance of the escalator, according to the manager of the shopping mall. However, Zhang says the escalator was still in operation before he managed to press the button himself to stop it.

A total of three fatal accidents involving escalators were recorded in China last week, spreading feelings of fear, anxiety and outrage over safety protocols in China.