Shocking photos of escalator accidents show why you should always be careful on one

Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and China are not the only ones with reports of escalator mishaps and accidents.

These photos compiled by Izismile show that it is a global phenomenon that can happen anywhere.

As such, rather than blaming technology, we should do our part to always be careful as well as behave properly when standing on an escalator.

Check out all the images in the gallery.