MBTA Removes Utility Boxes From Red Line Stations After One Fell On Woman

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Following an incident at the Harvard Station where metal from a utility box fell onto a woman, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority removed all similar boxes from Red Line Stations heading into Friday.

In a previous posting, MBTA officials said initial investigation showed that the metal had corroded, causing it to drop onto the southbound platform below. The woman was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.

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"We will take all necessary measures to protect our riders and employees and secure our infrastructure for safer service," the MBTA said.

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