Elevator that killed Boston University lecturer feels like an antique: resident

Elevator that killed Boston University lecturer feels like an antique: resident


The elevator at a Boston apartment building where a French lecturer was crushed to death is a disconcerting “antique” that can leave some uneasy, one resident said.

Carrie O’Connor, a 38-year-old professor at Boston University, died Monday when she was “trapped in the doorway of the first floor and the elevator” inside her apartment building in the city’s Allston section, according to a police report obtained by the Boston Globe.

O’Connor, who joined BU’s Romance Studies Department last fall, had been carrying something heavy when she became trapped inside the elevator, neighbors told the newspaper.

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It is unclear what she was carrying at the time but investigators said they have removed her mattress and frame from the building. An autopsy found her accidental death was due to traumatic asphyxia.

A fellow tenant at the residence built in 1920 who heard another man telling O’Connor to be careful prior to her death said she hasn’t had any issues with the

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