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Penn State student sues landlord over hot shower

Published: Tue, August 6, 2013 @ 8:36 a.m.

Penn State student sues landlord over hot shower

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State University student is suing his former landlord, alleging he was burned by a scalding shower at his State College apartment.

The Centre Daily Times reports Novi, Mich., resident Jason Miller is seeking more than $75,000 in damages from Michael Falk, of Falk Realty and Falk Realty Management Inc.

In the suit filed Friday in U.S. Middle District Court, Miller alleges he fainted in the shower March 5 and suffered second- and third-degree burns from the hot water. The suit says the shower faucet had not been updated since 1969 and was not equipped with an anti-scalding device.

Miller says he suffered burns and scarring and that his skin is unusually sensitive to sunlight.


1JoeFromHubbard(1533 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

A simple process that was apparently NOT followed:

1) Allow the running water temperature of both hot and cold to stabilize.

2) Adjust the mixture for a comfortable temperature.

3) Recheck the mixed water temperature just before getting into the shower or bath.

4) Do not enter the shower in an intoxicated state.

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2DwightK(1458 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

With an old faucet you can flush a toilet and suck away the cold water from someone in the shower, leaving them to get blasted with hot water. The amount of damage done depends on what temperature the water is being heated to.

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