5 to hospital after escalator accident

ST. LOUIS - October 9, 2009 St. Louis Fire Capt. Bob Keuss says 13 people were injured, including four adults and a child who were taken to hospitals, after an escalator at the Scottrade Center malfunctioned around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. He said the injuries ranged from twisted ankles to back and neck pain.

Keuss says it appears that rails on the sides of the escalator that support its steps collapsed, causing the bottom four steps to buckle.

The Blues said in a statement Friday they are investigating the incident, noting that fan safety is their foremost concern.

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