Friday 14th August 2105 – 3pm – Steve Parry.
A man has been released from exercise equipment and taken to hospital following an incident at a Black Country gym this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received the unusual call-out request to a gym in the centre of West Bromwich at just after 1pm.
West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance; a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews were called to a gym following reports that a man had been working-out when he became trapped by a heavy leg weight machine. Bystanders made attempts to free the man from the machine, but he was eventually released with the assistance of the fire service.
“The man, believed to be in his forties, was treated for a fractured ankle.
“Crews carefully removed the patient from the machine and he was immobilised with the use of a leg splint. The patient was given pain relief before being taken to Sandwell General Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”