Woman hospitalised after trapping her leg in escalator at the Howard Centre, in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 10:09 09 October 2013 | UPDATED: 10:13 09 October 2013

The top of the escalator in the Howard Centre, WGC

The top of the escalator in the Howard Centre, WGC

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A WOMAN was taken to hospital after she trapped her leg in an escalator at the Howard Centre, in Welwyn Garden City.

The escalator in the Howard Centre, WGCThe escalator in the Howard Centre, WGC

Emergency responders were scrambled to the shopping mall last at around 10.30pm last night (Tuesday).

The up escalator was cordoned off with police incident tape this morning and remains out of use and the Health and Safety Executive is now investigating.

A spokesman for Herts Fire and Rescue told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “We were called to reports of a woman who had her leg trapped in an escalator.

“When we arrived at around 10.30pm, she was free and our assistance wasn’t required.”

Fire engines at the Howard Centre, in Welwyn Garden CityFire engines at the Howard Centre, in Welwyn Garden City

A Hertfordshire Constabulary spokeswoman said: “Police were called to the Howard Centre at 10.20pm last night, following reports that a woman had been injured whilst using an escalator.

“Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue and paramedics also attended.”

She added: “This matter has now been passed to the Health and Safety Executive.”

And a spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We called at 10.21pm and treated a woman in her twenties with injuries to her lower leg.

The escalator in the Howard Centre, WGCThe escalator in the Howard Centre, WGC

“She was taken to Lister Hospital for further treatment and her condition isn’t thought to be life threatening.”


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