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1-Year-Old Falls on Mall Escalator, Nearly Severs Finger



    Toddler's Finger Gets Stuck in Escalator

    A 2-year-old child was flown to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia around 6 PM Thursday night, after getting their finger stuck in an escalator at the Oxford Valley Mall in Bucks County. (Published Friday, Jan. 15, 2016)

    A toddler fell at the bottom of a suburban Philadelphia mall's escalator and got her finger stuck in the mechanism, nearly severing her middle finger, authorities said.

    The accident happened Thursday just after 6 p.m. at the Oxford Valley Mall in Langhorne.

    Penndel-Middletown Emergency Squad Chief Hugh Cooperman told the Bucks County Courier Times his squad took the 1-year-old girl to the hospital in Middletown and she was then flown by medical helicopter to Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.

    Cooperman said the child fell near the bottom of the escalator and got her hand caught in the grate where the machine meets the floor.

    According to Middletown police Lt. Ken Mellus, the girl's finger was successfully reattached and she is recovering at home.