Injuries sustained after pool at LA Fitness Erdington collapses
Posted: June 24, 2013
Posted in: Gym & Leisure Centre Injuries Head and Brain Injuries Public Place Accidents
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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