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Boston Fall Accident Through Building Shaft Claims Woman’s Life

The woman who fell nearly five through stories through a building skylight on Saturday has died. According to fire officials, the South Boston fall accident happened early in the evening. One of her friends called 911 for help.

Rescuers that arrived at the scene included members of the Boston Emergency Medical Services and the Boston Fire Department. The frenzied rescue operation went on for over an hour before the victim was located.

The woman, who was in her 20’s, had fallen from the roof, which was on the seventh-story ,and through a blind shaft before landing on the third floor of the Summer Street building. Rescuers had to cut through walls to find her.

She was pronounced dead at the Boston injury accident scene. After the woman’s body was found, two of her friends were transported from the area in an ambulance.

Boston police are trying to determine both how the group got onto to the roof and how the woman fell through the shaft.

Roof Falls
If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a Boston fall accident on someone else’s property, you may have reason for filing a Massachusetts premises liability case. Property owners can be held liable if their negligence contributed to allowing a Boston injury accident to occur on their premise. For example, if people are able to get on a roof, but standing on it without supervision can prove dangerous, then should the entryways have been locked so no one could get on top of the building without permission? Or, if people are allowed onto a building’s roof, then did the property owner ensure that all proper safety measures were implemented so that the risk of someone falling off was kept minimal?

Woman dies after fall through building shaft, My Fox Boston, September 10, 2011
Woman dead after fall from roof, Boston.com, September 11, 2011

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Proving Fault in Accidents on Dangerous or Defective Property, Nolo

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An experienced Boston injury lawyer can help you explore you legal options.