BOSTON (CBS) – State inspectors said a fatal Allston elevator accident was not caused by a mechanical problem. On September 14, 38-year-old Carrie O’Connor, a lecturer at Boston University,on the first floor of 1140 Commonwealth Ave.
In a report released late Friday afternoon, inspectors said O’Connor was moving a large package into the elevator when it struck a gate switch. When the package struck the gate switch, the elevator began moving towards the basement. After the incident, police said O’Connor died of traumatic asphyxia.
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