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John88
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Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher
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State inspectors said a fatal elevator accident in Boston was caused by human error and not a mechanical problem. Officers found 38-year-old Carrie O'Connor, a lecturer at Boston University, in the elevator on the first floor of a building in the city's Allston neighborhood on September 14.

In a report released late Friday and obtained by CBS Boston, inspectors said O'Connor was moving a large package into the elevator when it struck a gate switch at the top of the car.

A maintenance person was in the basement and had called for the elevator.

Inspectors said O'Connor hit the "go" button in the old-fashioned elevator, which cause the accident. When the package struck the gate switch, the elevator began moving towards the basement.

She then became pinned between the wall and the elevator. Police said O'Connor died of traumatic asphyxia. The inspector's report said, "there is no indication that any malfunction occurred with the elevator."

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re: Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher
Crushing


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tiggerthetooth
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re: Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher
frick what a nightmare way to go.


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Sao
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re: Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher

Awful. I hope they take steps to correct the problem.


QJenk
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re: Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher
frick that's terrifying. That's some Final Destination shite.


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ManBearTiger
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re: Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher
Really needed something to lift me up this afternoon, but this thread is a real let down


Lsupimp
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re: Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher
Absolutely terrible. Be careful out there peeps.


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AbitaFan08
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re: Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher
I remember reading this story a month or so ago. It’s like straight out of a horror film awful.


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CaptainJ47
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re: Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher
Just think if she tests positive for COVID they will rule it a COVID death


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LegendInMyMind
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Jesus, that's a terrifying way to go. That's some Final Destination like shite.


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Chitown_Badger
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re: Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher
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Really needed something to lift me up this afternoon, but this thread is a real let down




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Da Sheik
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re: Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher
I still don’t understand wut happened. Please enlighten one.


shutterspeed
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re: Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher
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nspectors said O'Connor was moving a large package into the elevator when it struck a gate switch at the top of the car.

A maintenance person was in the basement and had called for the elevator.

Inspectors said O'Connor hit the "go" button in the old-fashioned elevator, which cause the accident. When the package struck the gate switch, the elevator began moving towards the basement.

She then became pinned between the wall and the elevator. Police said O'Connor died of traumatic asphyxia.


I don't think I'm any closer after reading that to understanding what happened.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher
Im irrationally wary of elevators.


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holmesbr
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re: Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher
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Awful. I hope they take steps to correct the problem.


Insert all the clapping gifs for this one. Bravo sir!


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Roman Candle Tag
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re: Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher
I hope no lawsuits are filled over this.
Especially with the human error findings.
Beautiful,but antique machines like these demand much more situational awareness.


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dakarx
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I don't think I'm any closer after reading that to understanding what happened


Big arse package she had hit the interlock switch that indicates the gate is closed so it's safe for the car to move.... in reality it was not, when the car went down she fell and was pinned and ultimately killed.


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Swoopin
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re: Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher
How does an elevator going down pin her against a wall?

Feel like this article could be more clear but I might just be a moron


saint tiger225
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re: Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher
There's so many fricked up ways to die. This story and the guy who killed that teenager with the machete are 2 of the shittier ways.


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saint tiger225
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re: Human error blamed in elevator accident that killed Boston University teacher
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How does an elevator going down pin her against a wall?
Looks like an older elevator, as mentioned in the article, with one of those self closing gates. Plus, with the switch she hit, she got caught between the wall and elevator when putting the package in and it started going down.


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