Woman seriously injured when chimney collapses in Boston’s North End

BOSTON (WHDH) - A woman was seriously injured Monday night when chimney collapsed on top of her in Boston’s North End section.

Emergency crews responded around 12 a.m. to a building on Charter Street for a report of chimney that had collapsed on top of a resident.

Officials say the woman, in her 20s, was on the roof in a hammock attached to the chimney when it gave way, trapping her under a pile of bricks.

Firefighters were able to extricate the woman from the bricks and take her down from the roof. She was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

A building inspector has been called into to assess the incident.




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