Woman killed in elevator accident in Allston

Elias Hubbard
September 16, 2020

"All that he told me was that [the elevator] was now between the first floor and the basement", said Foskit. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Boston police have identified a woman killed in an elevator accident at an Allston apartment building as 38-year-old Carrie O'Connor.

The death remains under investigation and police are looking at surveillance video from inside the building. They moved it out front at first, leaning it on a mailbox and then took it away.

Eric Carmichael told CBS that his wife was on the first floor when the accident occurred.

One witness said she had heard an "ungodly" scream and rushed outside to see what happened.

Carmichael says his wife saw the woman attempting to put a package onto the elevator.

Another resident told CBS that the elevator is an old system.

"Five feet in front of my door is the elevator so it's very creepy", said Foskit. 'If something did happen, it clearly had to be faulty'.

Boston property records indicate that the building was constructed in 1920.

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

An autopsy report found that she died of traumatic asphyxiation.

No further information was immediately available.

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