A story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution details escalator injuries throughout the metro area. Every week in metro Atlanta people are badly injured riding escalators. They fall and crack their heads, or get their clothing or luggage tangled in the machinery. And in the worst cases, they suffer amputating injuries. Injuries associated with children wearing Crocs-like shoes have received recent media attention, but families have been petitioning the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for safer escalator design since 1978 — long before Crocs were invented.