Injuries sustained after pool at LA Fitness Erdington collapses
Posted: June 24, 2013
Posted in: Public Liability
Four people have sustained injuries after the pool’s ceiling at the LA Fitness Centre in Erdington collapsed. The incident happened yesterday morning (Sunday) at 09:30 BST, resulting in around 50 people being evacuated from the centre.
- LA Fitness was founded in 1990
- It was voted ‘UK’s no.1 health and fitness brand’ in 2011
- It now has around 80 clubs nationwide
- It now has around 200,000 members
- Most clubs hold around 40 free classes a week
After the plasterboard ceiling gave way above the Birmingham swimming pool, four people – who had been in the pool at the time – sustained minor injuries. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the fitness centre at around 09:55, alongside an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and the trust’s hazardous area response team.
Swimmers were extremely lucky considering size of the collapsed ceiling
West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman, John Hawker, said: “Three women and a man, all aged between 30 and 60, received emergency treatment at the scene by ambulance crews, including a patient who suffered a laceration to their head”.
However, despite it being a serious incident, no one had to be taken to hospital as a result. John Hawker continued by saying that swimmers were very lucky not to have been more seriously injured considering the size of the collapsed ceiling.
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