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Being one of the older baseball stadiums, Fenway Park clearly shows its age. Recently, an accident involving a 22-year-old female occurred in one of the elevators.
On Friday May 16, Lizzy Scotland, a recent graduate of Boston University, fell two floors down the elevator shaft and landed on top of a stopped elevator on the 2nd floor, knocking her unconscious in the process. Due to an ongoing investigation by Boston Police and Massachusetts Public Safety officials, information is scarce and not being released.
However, an investigation into a “disturbance” in Gate B elevator was initiated after there was noticeable damage to the elevator doors.
Scotland is said to have sustained “serious injuries” and was treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. It is not clear as to what caused the damage, or what kind of disturbance occurred. In the aftermath of the accident, an inspection was conducted of the elevator where officials found the emergency phone, light and a bell all out of order. The elevator was last inspected on Feb. 7, when it was found to be in non-compliance but did not appear to pose a safety hazard to anyone.
Maybe it’s time for John Henry and company to spend a few dollars to upgrade some of the safety features at Fenway Park and not worry as much about charging $9 for a beer.
Let’s hope Lizzy Scotland has a speedy recovery.