NJ Native Falls Down Fenway Park Elevator Shaft

Woman seriously hurt in Fenway elevator shaft fall hails from the Jersey Shore

A South Jersey native plummeted down an elevator shaft at one of America's iconic ballparks over the weekend.

Police and state inspectors are trying to determine why an elevator door at Boston's Fenway Park was open before the 22-year-old woman plunged two stories down the elevator shaft late Friday after the Red Sox lost to the Detroit Tigers, officials said Saturday.

Steve MacDonald, a spokesman for the Boston Fire Department, said the woman was unconscious at the scene with injuries that appeared serious. The woman was rushed to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with undisclosed injuries.

A hospital representative told NBC News the woman's name is Lizzy Scotland.

Scotland hails from Brigantine, N.J., according to the Press of Atlantic City. The Boston University student directory lists Scotland as a 2014 graduate of the university's School of Management.

Scotland fell from the fourth floor and landed on the roof of the elevator, which was stopped on the second floor.

Power to the elevator was shut off, and firefighters climbed through the elevator's emergency hatch to reach the woman, MacDonald said.

"Everyone worked together to get her out as soon as possible," he said.

Terrel Harris, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety, said the elevator has been taken out of service and would not be used again until inspectors conduct a full investigation.

The Red Sox issued a brief statement that the team would have no comment on the incident because of the ongoing investigation and out of respect for the woman's family.

Fenway Park is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball having opened in 1912.

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