Wonder Festival 2008 In summer, as soon as the opening was over, there were too many people and the escalator broke down from the 4th floor to the 1st floor along with the sounds of sounding, causing back flow, injuries
"Wonder Festival 2008 Summer" was held at Tokyo Big Sight from 10 am today, but this time I moved to West Bldg. So, immediately after the opening, the escalator ascending from the first floor to the fourth floor suddenly slipped down with a sound like the sounding rumbling like "gobogogogogo!", A situation like a back flow, a big disaster occurred.
Movie and pictures of the situation just after is from below.
A matrix that goes outside the venue
Wonder Festival 2008 Summer, just before opening (1/5)
Completion of the first group of visitors
Wonder Festival 2008 Summer, immediately after opening (2/5)
Wonder Festival 2008 Summer, as soon as the escalator broke down and flowed back with sounds like sounding too many people 1 (3/5)
Sounds that crumble that the first one second of the above movie sounds. Actually it started feeling broken before I started shooting this movie, it felt like I slid down all at once. The ascending main escalator in the back has collapsed, the rider started running as if going up, and slipping down further slipping down.
Wonder Festival 2008 Summer, as soon as the escalator broke down and flowed back with sounds like sounding too many people 2 (4/5)
People on the lower side seemed to be crushed, they rushed over the railings and escaped. At the same time as it began to collapse the person who was under was evacuated backwards, the person who was already on the escalator rushes up or feels like running away from the side. However, an injury came out because escape came in time without being in time.
Wonder Festival 2008 Summer, escalators stop, moving on the stairs (5/5)
This is the state immediately after the accident
It's dangerous so I can not go up.
An injured person will be carried
The Metropolitan Police Arrived for Civil Hearing
People from the escalator company also came
An ambulance came also.
Fire truck came also
I heard that I heard that my legs are broken
The office in various places is currently in a fuss
2008/08/03 11:28 Addendum
Now, I have confirmed the second injured, and it was carried to the outside by the stretcher. I attached an oxygen mask, and it seems unconscious.
NHK news came out. 50 people were injured and several people were injured.
NHK News Escalator Stop by Injuries
While TV stations arrived one after another, we started interviewing witnesses.
According to the Tokyo Fire Department, eight people were injured.
50 people falls, 8 people injured Escalator sudden stop
50 people falling, 10 injured Escalator sudden stop
State of the fourth floor
Police in-situ verification
I shoot from the top ... ...
I started to slide down from this height ... ... It is my pleasure that the dead did not come out.
On-site verification began even on the first floor
Really looking amazingly high
It is the rising escalator on the right that has flowed backwards, but we are also investigating the descending escalator on the left
At the time, everyone who was in charge of guidance was examined in turn and it seems that it will take some time until investigation of the cause.
People who wore the NHK armband asked "Is there anyone in this who saw an escalator accident in the morning?"
Finally I began to look up the escalator
Enclosure coverage start. It seems that they are listening to victim information.
You can now access the escalator in question
Clear images were released at NHK News.
NHK News Escalator accident cause investigation
In addition, a message from Mr. Shuichi Miyawaki, Executive Committee chairperson of Wonder Festival is listed in the following blog.
REVOLTECH EXPRESS: About accidents at WF
Movie just before the escalator stopped and back flow at 'Tokyo Big Sight' and the picture of the moment of collapse - GIGAZINE