Woman Falls Down Elevator Shaft at Fenway Park

Emergency vehicles wait outside Fenway Park on May 16, 2014, responding to calls that a woman had fallen down an elevator shaft.
The scene outside Fenway Park where emergency apparatus and first responders for a reported person in an elevator shaft after the ball game. –The Boston Globe

A 22-year-old woman was hospitalized after falling down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park Friday during a Red Sox game, according to the Boston Fire Department.

The woman fell on to the roof of the elevator at the second floor when the shaft’s fourth-floor doors somehow opened, the department tweeted. The elevator’s power was immediately shut off to prevent movement.

Firefighters were able to rescue the woman through a hatch in the elevator’s roof. She was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. A state elevator inspector was called to the scene to investigate.

According to the AP, a spokesman for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said no information on the patient was available.


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