The family of a Connecticut boy recently sued the president of Shoreline Pools after the boy drowned in a pool that the company installed. The lawsuit claimed that the company failed to install a safety device in the pool, which led to the boy's death.
The six-year-old boy died in 2007 when suction from the pool's drain caused him to become trapped under the water. Prosecutors said that the company did not install a device that would have shut off the suction system once an object had gotten in the way. They further stated that the company had a history of ignoring safety rules as a way to cut costs and save money.
The president of the company pled guilty to criminally negligent homicide and was sentenced to 500 hours of community service. The company was also ordered to pay $150,000 to pool-safety organizations.
If you or someone you love has been injured or died in a swimming pool accident, please contact the Lake Geneva swimming and diving injuries lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.