In Moscow Region, probe launched in injuring woman on escalator in shopping mall

The Moscow Region Office of the Investigative Committee has opened an investigation in provision of unsafe services that entailed grievous bodily harm by negligence under Part 2, item “c” of Article 238 of the RF Penal Code.

According to investigators, a 52-year-old woman from Moscow used an out-of-order escalator in a shopping mall in the town of Podolsk. The escalator had considerable difference in speeds of the rail and the steps which caused the woman to fall and injure her neck.

At present necessary investigative and search operations are underway. The investigators are going to give legal assessment to the actions of the staff of an organization responsible for technical maintenance of elevators and escalators in the said shopping mall.