Woman crushed in elevator accident at apartment building
Carrie O'Connor, a Boston University lecturer in her 30s, was killed in an elevator accident in her apartment building off Commonwealth Avenue in Allston.
state inspectors in and out of the apartment building, checking out the elevator where a day earlier, Ah, Boston University lecturer in French named Carrie O. Connor, who had recently moved in, was killed in an accident that had police and rescue workers descending on Com Avenue Monday night. It was horrifying. I would never want to hear that ever it wasn't a cry. I can't even describe what it was. Fellow tenants say. Another resident saw her moments before it happened. He was helping her with a box into the building, and he was going up the stairs and he had told her, Hey, just be careful because you have toe pull the door across and then step in and then press the button. However, if you have something in there, it can trigger a sensor. He believes that whatever she was trying to get in there hit the sensor and then it started moving. Police say she was found in the elevator and died of traumatic asphyxia, which is a crushing injury. It's a to slide doors system and unless that door is completely shut, it does not move ever. That was really scary, thinking that it could have really been mean. Could have been. The property manager here tells us that elevator that was involved was inspected within the last year, and a spokesperson for the state agency in charge of those inspections says everything past and met state regulations in Olsztyn. Christina Hager WBC News.