BOSTON (CBS) – A 22-year-old woman suffered critical head injuries when she fell down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park Friday night.
Firefighters say they responded to the elevator at Gate B by right field at about 11:15 p.m. after the Red Sox-Tigers game.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports
Lizzy Scotland, 22, fell into the elevator shaft when the doors on the fourth floor somehow opened. She landed on the roof of the elevator at the second floor, according to the Boston Fire Department.
Scotland, whose family is from New Jersey, had graduated from Boston University’s business school earlier in the day and was at the game with her father.
Her father said it all happened so quickly, he wasn’t even sure how she fell through the elevator doors.
Firefighters and Boston EMS rescued the unconscious woman from inside the elevator and transported her to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
The state elevator inspector is investigating.
Boston police said the incident was an accident and there is nothing further for them to look into.
Saturday morning, the spokesperson for the department of public safety Terrel Harris said the elevator has been taken out of service.
“The unit will not be reused until the Department of Public Safety conducts a full investigation and re-authorizes its use.”
In a statement released Saturday afternoon, the Red Sox said: “Due to the ongoing investigation, and out of respect for the family of the young woman who was injured, the Red Sox will have no further comment at this time.”
Last August, in an elevator near the press box in the 102-year-old ballpark, two reporters got stuck and had to crawl out thru the roof after 20 minutes of being unable to get the car to move.
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