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Friday, May 16, 2014
Updated: May 17, 5:22 PM ET
Fan injured in elevator shaft fall

By Gordon Edes
ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- A 22-year-old woman plunged two floors in a Fenway Park elevator shaft onto the roof of an elevator car, where a Boston emergency rescue squad found her unconscious, officials said Saturday.

The woman, a recent college graduate, was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The Red Sox released a statement Saturday afternoon saying the woman remained at the hospital and was being treated for serious injuries.

According to radio transmissions and tweets monitored by Danvers public safety dispatcher John Duffill, the woman was attempting to board the elevator on the fourth floor when the doors opened and she evidently did not realize the car had not ascended.

A team source told ESPNBoston.com that the woman was leaning back on the fourth-floor doors when they opened unexpectedly and she fell to the second level, landing on top of the elevator car with people inside.

Police and state inspectors are examining whether the doors malfunctioned.

Boston emergency crews were summoned at 11:17 p.m., shortly after Friday night's game between the Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, which had been delayed 47 minutes by rain. Rescuers reached the woman through a hatch in the elevator's roof.

In addition to emergency personnel, Duffill said, a state elevator inspector was summoned to the scene.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.