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Woman falls down elevator shaft at Fenway Park

A 22-year-old woman was seriously injured after she fell down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park following Friday night's game.

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A 22-year-old woman was seriously hurt when she fell down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park after the doors somehow opened.

The incident happened at about 11:15 p.m. following Friday night's game against the Detroit Tigers, which was delayed because of the rain.

Fire crews were called to Gate B, near the intersection of Van Ness and Ipswich streets.

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Somehow, one or both of the doors to the elevator opened on the fourth floor, allowing the woman to fall down the shaft. She landed on the roof of an elevator that stopped on the second floor, according to the Boston Fire Department.

The power to the elevator was cut off to prevent it from moving while fire crews worked to reach the woman. Firefighters stood on a chair and boosted themselves up to the roof of the elevator.

The woman was lowered through the hatch and taken to a hospital.

The Red Sox released a statement on Saturday afternoon about the incident. It said that police and state officials are working to determine exactly how the incident happened.

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