Four-year-old girl trapped in Sydney escalator at Westfield Parramatta.

The young girl was shopping with her parents when she fell on the escalator and her arm became stuck.

As the mother tried to comfort her, her father and security guards frantically tried to free her, using a screwdriver and other tools.

Thankfully the young girl was eventually freed. A trip to hospital before she was given the all-clear to go home.

Westfield says its travelator instantly shut down because of a special safety device, reported 7 NEWS.

Workcover has been called in to investigate how the accident happened in the first place.

Jason Chambers from Kidsafe said Australia was lucky that it hadn’t had many severe accidents involving escalators and travelators.

“We’ve been quite lucky that we haven’t really seen that many severe accidents in Australia recently, but there have been quite a number of severe injuries overseas,” he said.

So glad she is OK. I am always onto the kids to stand still on the escalator. They scare me!

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  • This poor girl. So glad that there are saftey measures in place.


  • I was there when the incident happened…. we were so terrified and so were other mums with their babies. My husband called the Target security people and the westfield security. So glad she’s fine.


  • I’ve seen so many near accidents on escalators. Scary!


  • I hate escalators but my kids love them. I always make sure I’m holding on to them but that pesky last step has the potential for falls.


  • This would be terrifying for the parents too.


  • Poor little bub. I can imagine how scared she should be.


  • How scary. Glad it didn’t end up more serious. I’ve always been concerned when I see kids playing on them. Although they have safety shutoff features you can never be sure it will register and actually shut off in time


  • Oh my!! Terrifying! Luckily the girl wasn’t injured!


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