Elevator that led to death of Allston woman had been previously inspected and repaired, records show

Elevator that led to death of Allston woman had been previously inspected and repaired, records show
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BOSTON — The elevator involved in a deadly accident that killed a Boston University lecturer in her Allston apartment building on Monday had been previously inspected and repaired, records show.

Carrie O’Connor, a Boston University lecturer, died following Monday’s freak accident. She was trying to fit a large package into the elevator when a neighbor witnessed the elevator suddenly plummet from the first floor to the basement without the doors properly closing, several other residents told Boston 25 News.

25 Investigates has obtained records from the last four years’ worth of inspections on the elevator in question.

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We’ve learned that the elevator was last inspected in March of this year.

According to the report, it had a “stop switch” in need of repair. That was fixed the following month, within the 60 days allowed for repairs.

The current inspection was current through March 2021.

There were also two minor violations in 2017, but they were also addressed in the allowable time frame.

Our team is staying on top of this investigation. Watch this website and Boston 25 News for updates.

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