The Olympic skier who went viral for riding an escalator handrail has been hit by the contagious norovirus which causes vomiting and diarrhoea — but he could still compete

Getty Images The contagious norovirus bug that has hit 200 people at the 2018 Winter Olympics has now spread to athletes. Two Swiss freestyle skiers have been affected by the vomiting and diarrhea virus — and one of them is internet famous. Fabian Boesch, who achieved viral fame for riding an esclator handrail this week, […]

A family is suing Alaska Airlines after an elderly woman fatally fell down an escalator

CBS News A family is suing Alaska Airlines and a contractor after an elderly woman died following a fall down an escalator in a wheelchair at Portland International Airport. The family indicated that she needed assistance traveling between gates to a connecting flight when they bought her ticket, but a surveillance video shows the woman navigating […]

WATCH: Escalator falls due to luggage released by Network Rail to highlight safety issues

Travelling up an escalator with a suitcase may not seem like a dangerous thing to do. However, a new video shows the shocking and dangerous falls by people who attempt to do just that. Network Rail has released the video in an attempt to show the safety issues this can cause to people, especially those […]

Crowds injured after Hong Kong escalator suddenly changes direction (VIDEOS)

Published time: 26 Mar, 2017 17:26 Visitors to a luxury 15-storey Hong Kong shopping mall were sent hurtling down a massive escalator when it suddenly went into reverse. At least 18 people were injured when the 40-meter escalator in the Langham Place mall in Hong Kong’s Mongkok district changed direction without warning. READ MORE: 7 […]

Apple’s upcoming TV show will include an actual ‘escalator pitch’

The premise of Apple’s upcoming TV show, “Planet of the Apps,” has been known for awhile now: app makers will pitch their iOS app ideas for a $ 10 million pot of venture capital funding, some mentorship, and the chance to have their apps seen by millions of Apple TV users. Turns out there’s an […]