A woman was taken to the hospital Monday with serious but non-life-threatening injuries after a toilet exploded in a federal government building in Washington, building officials said, according to WUSA-TV.
Employees in the GSA regional office were sent a memo warning them to not use the restrooms, WUSA reported.
"DO NOT flush toilets or use any domestic water," WUSA quoted the memo as saying. "Due to a mechanical failure, there is high air pressure in the domestic water system that resulted in damage to toilets. The engineering staff is working to correct the issue.
"There has been damage to flushed toilets that has resulted in injuries. We will announce when the issue is resolved."