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Escalator is cited in death at T station

Agency negligent, lawsuit argues

Fellow passengers were unable to prevent the death of Helen Jackson, 82, on an MBTA escalator in February. Fellow passengers were unable to prevent the death of Helen Jackson, 82, on an MBTA escalator in February. (Nicolaus Czarnecki/ Metro)
By Milton J. Valencia
Globe Staff / November 3, 2009

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The 82-year-old woman who died on an MBTA escalator in February had been pinned to the metal grating by her hair and scarf for so long that she was strangled to death, in spite of the frantic attempts of a few passersby to help her, according to a lawsuit that alleges the agency did not do enough to help her. (Full article: 874 words)

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