Four-year-old Mark DiBona was stepping onto an escalator at Sears in an Auburn, Mass. mall and the momentum of the handrail pulled him into a 6-¼ inch hole between the escalator and the plexiglass barrier. He fell a whole story and as a result had severe head injuries. DiBona died the next day. DiBona’s parents, Eric and Laura, are suing everyone involved in the making and installation of the escalator, the store, mall and town where it happened. If the escalator would have been installed in compliance to the state’s regulations, this tragic accident would not have happened. Since DiBona’s death the Governor has conducted a statewide escalator inspection, two thirds of the escalators inspected were cited for violations like the one that killed Mark.
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