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Swimming Pool Roof Collapse Injures Four At LA Fitness In Erdington, Birmingham

23/06/2013 18:59 BST
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Four people escaped with minor injuries after a large section of ceiling collapsed into a swimming pool at a fitness centre.

The casualties were treated for a variety of injuries after paramedics were called to LA Fitness in Erdington, Birmingham, at around 9.55am today.

An ambulance, a rapid-response vehicle, a paramedic officer and a Hazardous Area Response Team attended the scene.

West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman, John Hawker, said: "Ambulance crews arrived to find a large section of the ceiling that had collapsed directly into the swimming pool.

"Four people who were in the pool at the time suffered multiple minor injuries and were being cared for by staff from the fitness centre.

"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.

"After treatment, all four patients were discharged at the scene and did not require further treatment at hospital."

Hawker added: "Considering the size of the piece of ceiling that collapsed, the swimmers were extremely fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries."