15 Hurt in Texas Escalator Accident

May 20, 2013

Fifteen people were injured, 10 of them hospitalized, when an escalator packed with people at San Antonio’s convention center malfunctioned and jerked to a stop, causing a tumble of bodies down the steps.

The incident happened about 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, where a Dish Network convention was taking place. Convention Center spokeswoman Andrea DeLaune said one of those hurt had possibly life-threatening injuries, while five declined hospital treatment.

She said it’s not yet clear what caused the malfunction.

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