BOSTON (CBS) – Nine people were taken to area hospitals from the Back Bay MBTA station on Sunday after an escalator problem. MBTA says the accident happened just before 6 p.m.
“There was an incident involving escalators from the Amtrak/Commuter Rail platforms to the station’s street level lobby,” an MBTA spokesperson said. “The elevator will remain out of service while the accident is thoroughly investigated.”
Transit Police, Boston Fire and Boston EMS responded to the scene.
Boston EMS confirmed the incident and said all injuries were “minor in nature.”
It wasn’t immediately clear what happened with the escalator, but witnesses told WBZ-TV’s Zegna Maldonado that the lift had broken.
Breaking ? Boston EMS confirms that 9 people were taken to the hospital from Back Bay T Station 30 minutes ago. Several witnesses tell us that the escalator is broken and they saw injured people on the ground. The path is still closed. Tweet embed pic.twitter.com/bs8Ot89Dzq
– Zinnia Maldonado (@ZinniaDee_TV) September 26, 2021
As of 7pm on Sunday, the track was still closed.