A recent blooper video featuring people all tripping over the same step as they came out of the New York subway was meant to get a laugh.
Just one step in an ordinary looking staircase was only slightly taller than the rest and it really made a big difference.
The video received a lot of attention on the web after the creator shared it on Reddit
Less than 24 hours and nearly half a million views later, the video appears to have raised more concern than entertainment. People dropped phrases like “lawsuit” in response to the uneven staircase. It does show very well how even slight problems on a stairway can cause big problems.
The Local transit Authority closed the stairway down and had the stairs re-built.