WCVB reports she was taken to a local hospital for observation. Photo of the aftermath.
It comes after another rider was almost beaned by a falling ceiling tile at the station in March.
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The report says MBTA general manager Phillip Eng was one of those on-scene inspecting the fallen utility box and column.
if he wanted to maintain credibility, and he knew it.
A good sign, though. Hope something gets done. That's a very busy station.
Did we ever see anyone from Charlie's board on site? Even if Eng is just there for optics, at least he gives a damn about the optics, which is 100% more damns than were given for several years prior.
was always real busy! Doing something important! Remind me what it was, anyone ...
How did Phillip Eng get himself to Harvard Square to inspect the fallen utility box? If he drove, where did he find parking?
Normally, I've never worried too much about the condition of the T stations. But a few days after the first Harvard ceiling collapse, I was waiting at Davis for a train (you know, just waiting 14 minutes at rush hour...), when I noticed how precarious the state of the ceiling was. Most of the tiles had been ripped out recently, and one of the PA-system speakers, made of metal and looking like it weighed at least 30 lbs., was being held on to the ceiling by zip-ties. Sure, maybe they were industrial-strength zip-ties or something, but I still moved a wee bit further down the platform, and now I'm glad I did.
The T should calculate the necessary costs of full repairs at each station (skipping the 'station brightening' projects that they've done), even if that means a gut rehab job, and be honest with the public about how much that's going to cost.
And clean the restrooms.
... basically let the system rot away.
"Legally¨, it seems - so far.
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