Woman dies in elevator accident in Boston

  • Woman dies in elevator accident in Boston

Woman dies in elevator accident in Boston

A Boston woman was killed Monday in a accident involving what a neighbor calls a "terrible old elevator".

Emergency crews flooded the area outside the building shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday. At the scene, authorities told Boston 25 they had been responding to reports of a woman trapped.

Eric Carmichael's wife heard her cries for help.

WCVB News reported that O'Connor had just moved into the building.

'I guess maybe the package and the woman were over the limit of what the elevator could handle so then what my wife said she saw was the lady's arms like hanging onto her package'.

Ms O'Connor had only recently moved into the building. It was not immediately clear whether she was a resident of the building or an employee at work.

The building itself dates back to 1920, according to tax records, but it's unclear when the elevator was installed.

The property manager said the elevator had been inspected in the past year, and had passed all necessary checks. The woman was found dead in the elevator, which was on the first floor, Boyle said. "[The elevator has] always worked fine".

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating, police said.