Hotel’s glass shower suddenly explodes in Newport Beach, CA, injures woman

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif .– A woman speaks out after the terrifying moment a shower door at a California hotel suddenly exploded and injured her.

White bandages were seen on Jean Trott’s arms and foot to cover injuries sustained in his hotel bathroom at Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport.

“It was very loud. It was an instant boom,” Trott said.

She said the “boom” was the glass door that exploded when she got out of the shower, sending shards of glass flying.

“I was bleeding profusely so I think I need to get to the hospital quickly,” she recalls.

Trott said it took medical staff several hours to remove the shards of glass. She needed 30 stitches.

The yoga instructor, who was from Raleigh, North Carolina, said that once back at the Hyatt Regency, hotel staff reserved another room for her family and checked it regularly.

“They were shocked, they had no idea something like this could happen,” Trott said.

In fact, glass shower doors that shatter for no apparent reason are not uncommon. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2,300 people were sent to the emergency room due to shattered glass shower doors between 2012 and 2016.
The commission said in a statement, “Spontaneous failure can be caused by scratches, installation error or other factors because the surface of the tempered glass is under pressure.”

We don’t know what suddenly caused the door to burst. In a statement, the hotel’s general manager said as soon as they learned of the incident, they immediately contacted the manufacturer of the shower door.

The statement goes on to say that they “are conducting a thorough investigation into the product in all of our rooms, with the aim of determining the cause and preventing another incident from occurring in the future.”

Trott said she will not fit into another glass shower and plans to install safety film on her shower doors at home.

“It may still explode but that will hold the glass together and hold it together,” she explained.

Trott, who is in California for a yoga retreat, doesn’t know how active she can be. She said she was worried about the scars and possible nerve damage to her foot.

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