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Firefighters have to bust open a wall at Back Bay station to rescue man who'd somehow gotten wedged behind it

Firefighters rescuing man after breaking open wall at Back Bay

The Boston Fire Department reports "a man fell between the walls" at the commuter-rail part of Back Bay this afternoon and that companies had to bust open the walls to get him out. The department did not say how the man managed to fall in that exact location.

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balls to the wall.

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n/t

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that is the only logical explanation I can come up with.

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Edgar Allen Poe couldn't imagine the horror stories that happen on the MBTA. Did they ever solve the mysterious death of the young woman who was found dead in the rafters at Back Bay station?

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... by supernatural investigators say... with a cable TV show go down here?

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was being chased by a Red Line train.

("At The Mountains of Madness")

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Pickman's Model also features eldritch horrors emerging from underground at Boylston. Lovecraft certainly knew something about the MBTA.

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n/t

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The Worcester Line had delay alerts today and it looks like the wall they put up several years ago between the Turnpike and the track a number of years back (per Streetview, between 2007 and 2011); before that it was even louder waiting for a train at BBY. I didn't know it was hollow, though! Lord knows how someone would get into the middle of it, but where there's a will, there's a way.

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is astonishing--as in almost something one might admire in an entirely different context.

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Do the people who do these projects bother talking with people who might notice the issues?

Or do the people who require trash cans to be bomb proof even notice stuff like this?

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why are they always dressed like this when there is no fire?

It's got to be crazy hot, hard to work with that giant overcoat on. There was no fire, or risk of a fire. Couldn't they have left that stuff in the truck, it impedes movement and delays their response.

Looking at stuff like this makes me think that they aren't thinking at all but just going through the motions to be seen doing something when they are in fact doing very very little

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It's not just to look sexy. They can get a call for a fire while fishing people out of walls, and they'll have to go immediately. They're showing that their duty always extends beyond the immediate task at hand. Even when they are doing very little, they are doing their job, which is to be ready at a second's notice.

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Glad they were able to get the guy out from between those walls.

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