The Boston woman who died in an elevator crash on Monday was identified as 38-year-old Carrie O’Connor. She died of traumatic asphyxiation. The death of a woman is considered a tragic accident.
Boston University confirmed that O’Connor taught French there. The Boston Professional Equipment Inspection said the elevator was recently inspected and meets state requirements. Witnesses say that everything that happened was terrible, they are still in shock and are unlikely to ever forget the screams of the victim. Police did not say what exactly happened during the accident on Monday around 5:15 pm.
But neighbors told NBC10 Boston that they heard creepy screams. “It was terrible. – recalls Lynn Scorzino, who lives on the first floor – It was not a cry. I can’t even describe what it was. I went into the hall because I sincerely thought that someone was being killed. ” She said that the deceased spoke with a man a few moments before her death. The interlocutor warned her that the box she was trying to load into the old little elevator of the building would not fit. The neighbor thinks that O’Connor’s box somehow caused the elevator to move, and then the woman fell down.
When Skorzino stepped out into the corridor, the elevator door was open, she could see the roof of the car and the cables. “It’s an old elevator in an old building, but I’ve never had a problem with it,” added another resident, Nevada Foskit. The home manager said the elevator passed inspection last year. The elevator “was recently inspected and certified in accordance with government regulations,” a professional license spokeswoman said, expressing condolences to the victim’s family.
She said the incident is under investigation. According to BU Today, O’Connor taught at BU for her second year. She has also worked at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts, Northeastern University and Bentley University, as well as Louisiana. “She was an integral part of the French language department,” said Professor Odile Cazenave.