When I first toured Revel, I was taken aback by the entrance into the building. Long sweeping escalators whisked you up from the front door, past gold shimmering sculptures and up to the casino floor. It’s gorgeous.
I had another thought in the back of my mind, though: someone’s going to do something stupid here, and get hurt.
It happened yesterday at 1:30 a.m. when a man fell off the escalator, making a 40-foot plummet. According to witnesses, he was sitting on the escalator’s hand rail, and fell backwards.
Similar incidents happened at the Pier Shops at Caesars in 2008 and 2009 – both men died from their injuries.
The man who fell at Revel appears to have no life-threatening injuries, according to a twitter update from the Associated Press. He’s incredibly lucky.
Use common sense, folks. If you’re riding up an escalator, especially one that’s over open space like the one at Revel, stay on the escalator. The hand rail is for hands, and nothing else.