A state official said Monday that “extreme force” against the bottom of an elevator door at Fenway Park Friday night may have led to the fall of a woman down an elevator shaft.
Terrel Harris — a spokesman for the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, which oversees the state Board of Elevator Regulations — said the finding about the force was preliminary and investigators are still conducting their review.
He said it appears that “extreme force against the bottom of the door actually broke the fasteners and the metal back-up safety system that held the doors in place.”
Harris added that “the doors were forced from the bottom to swing into the elevator shaft, which created the gap that the victim fell through.”
He said Boston police, who are also investigating, will have to determine what brought the force against the door.
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