A student died after falling off a treadmill and hitting his head at a Birmingham gym, an inquest has heard.
Kamrul Hassan was working out at the Small Heath Leisure Centre in August when the accident happened. Coroner Louise Hunt said the business student, who was studying in London, was not wearing a safety wire at the time of the tragic incident, according to ITV.
"I have watched the CCTV footage and it shows Mr Hassan falling back, almost in a vertical position and hitting his head. He appears to have been fitting for quite some time."
Hassan spent six days receiving emergency treatment in hospital, the Daily Mail reported, and had surgery, but doctors were unable to save him, saying the injury was too deep rooted. He died of "traumatic brain injury".
Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, Hassan's brother Khairul said: "Kamrul was a kind and polite boy.
“He was very popular and his death has devastated us and his parents, who are in Bangladesh.”
Hunt recorded a verdict of accidental death, and recommended the use of safety wires on treadmills in Birmingham City Council's gyms.
"As a person who uses the gym, I certainly did not know about the safety wire and I have never used one. At least then we might be able to prevent more tragedies like this," she added.
A spokesperson for Birmingham City Council said: "This was a terrible accident at one of our gyms and the coroner is right to think about how a similar accident could be avoided in the future.
"The vast majority of our treadmills are fitted with emergency cords and all have emergency buttons, however we will consider the issue of signage at our gyms and discuss the issue with UK Active, the national fitness body, to see how they want to take this forward."Suggest a correction