Heroic Woman Saves Son’s Life After Freak Escalator Accident

7/27/2015 12:38 PM PDT

A two-year-old boy is alive and well in China after his quick-thinking mother had the sense to push him to safety after a mall escalator malfunctioned and swallowed her alive.

The woman passed away in the ordeal and reports say it took four hours for workers to disassemble the escalator and recover her body.