Boston University lecturer crushed to death: Carrie O Connor Biography, Wiki, Age
Carrie O Connor was a Boston University lecturer who crushed to death at her new apartment building in an elevator accident has been identified as a lecturer at Boston University.
Carrie O’Connor, 38, died on Monday evening when the elevator in the Allston apartment complex suddenly dropped between floors as she tried to load her package.
Police said they were called to 1140 Commonwealth Avenue just after 5pm.
Authorities said O’Connor was found in the elevator on the first floor. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
O’Connor was a professor of French at Boston University. According to his biography on the university’s website, he has taught “ a wide range of courses throughout his career, including French language, French for business, conversational French, French translated literature, and French culture through the gastronomy ”.
He previously taught at Bentley University, Louisiana State University, MIT, Northeastern University, and Tufts University.
An unidentified witness told Boston 25 News that she “heard only one unholy cry.”
“We ran into the hallway and saw a distraught gentleman screaming and hyperventilating and saying she’s dead, she’s dead.”
Residents of the building were not allowed in for about 90 minutes while police worked on the scene and were told that the elevator was jammed between the first floor and the basement.
Eric Carmichael told CBS that his wife was on the first floor when the accident occurred.
He said that she told him that everything happened very quickly and that there was nothing he could do to help.
‘The lady was trying to put her package in the elevator, this is how we do it. Get it from the lobby, ”Carmichael told the station.
“I guess maybe the package and the woman were over the limit of what the elevator could handle, so what my wife said she saw were the lady’s arms as if hanging from her package.”
Carmichael called the accident terrifying because anyone could have been any of the residents inside when the elevator didn’t work.
“A terrible old elevator that probably should have been better maintained,” he added.
Another resident told CBS that the elevator is an old system.
“It’s a two-slide door system and unless the door is completely closed it never moves,” Nevada Foskit said. “If something happened, it clearly had to be faulty.”
Building management said the elevator was inspected last year.
According to WCVB, the Boston Department of Inspection Services said the elevator is overseen by the state.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the state’s Division of Professional Licensing said officials from the Office of Inspections and Public Safety determined that the elevator was recently inspected and certified in accordance with state regulations.
“The department extends its deepest condolences to the victim’s loved ones during this difficult time,” the statement read.
Police and officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are still investigating.
The building itself dates from 1920, according to tax records, but it is unclear when the elevator was installed.
Police said an autopsy will be conducted to determine how the victim died.