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A Boston College lecturer was killed in an elevator accident – NEWPAPER24




A Boston College lecturer was killed in an elevator accident

2020-09-16 19:58:57


Boston police discovered Carrie O’Connor, 38, contained in the elevator in her condominium constructing, Sergeant Detective John Boyle advised Newpaper24. The constructing is off campus.

Her demise was dominated an accident, Boyle mentioned, brought on by “traumatic asphyxia,” which normally outcomes when a heavy object all of the sudden crushes the chest.

Police are nonetheless investigating the main points of O’Connor’s demise, however witnesses advised Newpaper24 affiliate WBZ Connor was loading a field into an elevator in her condominium constructing when the elevator all of the sudden plunged.
“It was horrifying,” fellow tenant Leanne Scorzoni advised WBZ of the incident. “I might by no means need to hear that. Ever. It wasn’t even a cry. I am unable to even describe what it was.”State officers advised the elevator within the Commonwealth Avenue condominium constructing had been inspected not too long ago.

A hardworking trainer and Francophile

O’Connor’s household and colleagues at Boston College, the place she’d taught programs in French language and tradition, remembered Connor as a talented baker and vegetarian prepare dinner, an skilled globetrotter and gifted trainer.

Earlier than becoming a member of Boston College, the place she’d simply began her second tutorial yr as a full-time lecturer after two years of part-time instructing, O’Connor taught at Tufts College, Northeastern College, Massachusetts Institute of Expertise and Louisiana State College, the place she earned her PhD in French research, in keeping with Boston College.
At Boston College, she taught French language programs, French literature and, most deliciously, French tradition by way of gastronomy, amongst others.

“Already then, and much more so now, she was an intrinsic a part of the French part and the division at giant,” French professor Odile Cazenave wrote in an e mail to the Romance Research division, shared by the college. “As I spoke along with her dad and mom this morning, I allow them to know the way a lot Carrie could be very a lot alive and a part of our division.”

She was remembered by the Boston College International Home, a worldwide scholar housing expertise the place she mentored French-speaking college students. She baked for them, too.