Brookline, MA Fell Down Elevator Shaft, Aug 1901


Pasquale Paccillo Fell Down an Elevator Well in an Unfinished House on Beaconsfield Terrace.

While working on the third floor of the unfinished Beaconsfield Terraces, in the rear of Marguerite Circle, near Beacon Street, Brookline, early yesterday, Pasquale Paccillo, a laborer, fell down the elevator well and was instantly killed. Paccillo lived at 29 North Square, this city, with his wife and four children.

A number of men were working on the same floor with the victim, but no one saw the fatal accident. It is thought that Paccillo was carrying some material and did not see the well. Several of the employes{sic} saw the man strike the ground and ran to his assistance. Dr. Joseph H. Woods was called, but the man had been dead some time. The body was taken to his home in North Square by the Brookline police.

Boston Journal, Boston, MA 11 Aug 1901