A woman in San Diego in August had quite the slip and fall incident in her shower, according to Fox News. The unidentified woman was only identified as being in her 50’s. She was showering in her second story apartment when she lost her footing and slipped out of the shower, went through the open bathroom window and landed at the bottom of a 15-foot shaft. All apartments in the building have a 2-by-3 foot window in the bathroom.
“It was an odd or freakish type of accident,” said San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Battalion Chief David Conner to U-T San Diego reporters. Rescuers were able to rescue the woman from the shaft, which was reportedly six to eight feet below ground level. The woman was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.
“The fire department was looking to see how they could get in there,” said eyewitness John Taylor. “They came to my window and saw her right there. They could reach her and get her.”
Slip and fall accidents, particularly in the bathroom, are more common than most people think. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 234,094 reported bathroom injuries in 2008. Eighty-one percent of those injuries were slip and falls, which are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury and other serious injuries. For more information on traumatic brain injuries and premises liability, please visit our website and call us at (858) 530-4800 for a free consultation.
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