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    Escalator pileup injures 8 in Toronto

    Escalator pileup injures 8 in Toronto

    TORONTO, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- At least eight people were injured, one of them seriously, in a morning rush hour chain-reaction pileup on an escalator in Toronto's Union Station.
    Investigators believe that someone tripped or fell near the top of the crowded escalator at 7:42 a.m., The Toronto Sun reported Thursday. Police also are trying to determine if there was a mechanical problem with the moving stairway.
    Larry Roberts, a spokesman for Toronto , said that one person was in the unit at St. Michael's Hospital with a severe [COLOR=orange! important][COLOR=orange! important]spinal [COLOR=orange. He said that most of the involved cuts, scrapes, bruises and sore necks.
    "They were basically on the bottom of the pile, so with 10 or 20 people falling on you, those injuries are of general crushing," he said.
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    One woman was left paralyzed from the waist down ~ I heard on the news tonight.

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