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Woman in Hammock Injured When Chimney Collapses on Her

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    (Published Tuesday, July 11, 2017)

    Authorities say a woman who was in a hammock attached to a rooftop chimney in Boston was injured after the brick chimney collapsed on her.

    Boston Emergency Medical Services responded to Charter Street around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday.

    A spokesman says it took about 45 minutes to extract the woman from the debris and lower her from the roof of the four-story building with the help of a fire department ladder truck.

    She was hospitalized with serious injuries.

    A fire department spokesman says the 21-year-old woman was in the hammock with another person, who wasn't injured. The other end of the hammock was attached to a pole.

    In May, a man was injured in Amherst when a rooftop hammock he was in pulled down the cinder block chimney to which it was secured.

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