A Japanese female junior high school student's finger is pinched off by an elevator, causing "national" attention
People's Daily Online, August 28. According to Kyodo News, a female junior high school student in Japan had her finger pinched off while taking the elevator a few days ago, triggering a safety appeal from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for the entire territory of Japan.
According to the report, when a female student of a junior high school in Shiraoka City, Saitama Prefecture took the elevator last month, she did not realize that the rope of the shoe bag she was carrying was caught by the elevator door. Fingers are pinched off.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan specially reminded local governments and relevant industry groups that there are hidden dangers in elevator safety devices in Japan - the presence of objects such as strings may not be sensed and the elevator continues to run, causing accidents. The province is calling for leashes and pets to be put away before taking lifts.
At present, Japan stipulates that elevators must be equipped with safety devices. The standard set by each company is that if an object of about 5 mm is caught, the elevator door will automatically open.