A beloved Boston University professor died Saturday after he fell through a gap in a rusted staircase near a city train station that had been closed for more than a year, a report said.
David K. Jones, 40, a married father of three, was on a run when tragedy struck near the JFK MBTA Station in Dorchester, The Boston Globe reported, citing authorities and family.
“He fell from 20 feet up and most likely died instantly,” Jones’ heartbroken wife said in a Facebook post. “The void he leaves behind is unspeakable.”
In social media posts, the MBTA Commuter Rail Twitter account had repeatedly warned against using the stairs, which have been closed for about 20 months, the report said.
Both entrances to the staircase, which leads to the Red Line station, had been fenced off at the time of the accident.
Some rusted steps were located on the ground under the stairs, the report said, though