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May 17, 2014

Woman seriously hurt in Fenway elevator shaft fall

BOSTON —  Police and state inspectors are examining whether one or both doors of an elevator at Boston's Fenway Park opened before a woman plunged two stories down an elevator shaft after a game, officials said Saturday.

The 22-year-old woman fell from the fourth floor and landed on the roof of the elevator, which was stopped on the second floor. It happened late Friday after the Red Sox lost to the Detroit Tigers, said Steve MacDonald, a spokesman for the Boston Fire Department.

Power to the elevator was shut off, and firefighters climbed through the elevator's emergency hatch to reach the woman, who was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, MacDonald said.

"Everyone worked together to get her out as soon as possible," he said.

MacDonald said the woman was unconscious at the scene with injuries that appeared serious. A hospital spokesman said no information would be released about the woman's condition.

Terrel Harris, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety, said the elevator had been taken out of service and would not be used again until inspectors conduct a full investigation.

 

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