PORTLAND -- A Portland woman has sued her yoga studio and a glass company after she suffered serious injuries when a mirror fell on her during class.
Lindsey Eltinge said she had her eyes closed when the mirror fell in January, and couldn't understand why she was in such pain.
As first reported in The Oregonian, the mirror shattered across her body. She needed emergency surgery and her medical bills totaled $40,000.
The lawsuit claims the heavy mirror was poorly glued onto the wall and didn't have proper hardware to keep it in place.
Others who attend the yoga studio told KGW nothing like that has happened before and they don't imagine it will again.
"I have never felt unsafe. Ever," said CorePower customer Liz Gilbert. "It was just a freak accident."
Eltinge is suing the studio, CorePower, and the company that apparently took over the business that installed the mirror, DT Glass. She is seeking $455,000.
She also said she hopes her story will encourage yoga studios to be more careful with the mirrors on their walls.
CorePower spokeswoman Amanda Marchbanks issued the following statement Tuesday morning:
We take the safety of our students very seriously, and we are working hard to understand the cause of this accident. We are grateful that Ms. Eltinge and the other students have remained part of the CorePower Yoga community and continue to practice with us.