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Fenway Park elevator malfunction injures woman


Emergency medical teams responded to Boston’s Fenway Park late Friday night after a woman was seriously injured. The emergency call was placed at 11:17 pm stating that an elevator had malfunctioned, resulting in a woman falling two stories down an elevator shaft.

A fire department spokesman, Steve MacDonald, stated that the woman fell from the fourth floor and landed on top of the elevator, which had stopped at the second floor. Firemen were able to crawl through the elevator’s emergency hatch to rescue the woman.

MacDonald mentioned that the woman was seriously injured and had been rushed to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The medical center refused to give any details of her condition Saturday. No further information could be found.

The incident happened late Friday after the Red Sox lost to the Detroit Tigers. No one is quite sure how the accident occurred. Some are assuming that either one door, or both, opened prior to the woman entering the elevator shaft. A team source told ESPNBoston.com that the woman was leaning against the doors when they opened.

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