Ceiling Collapses at Virgin Gym in Chiswick Park
Woman taken to hospital and three people treated at scene
A large section of the ceiling collapsed at the Virgin Active gym in Chiswick Park this Wednesday morning (April 16th) injuring four people. A suspended ceiling fell onto rowing machines as gym members exercised at around 9.40am.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said, “We were called at 9.43am to reports of an incident at Chiswick Park. We sent one ambulance crew, a single responder by car and an ambulance officer to the scene. We treated three patients for minor injuries at the scene. A woman was taken to West Middlesex hospital for back pain.”
A spokesperson for Virgin Active said, “This morning at our Chiswick Park club part of a suspended ceiling came down onto the gym floor. Three club members were treated for minor injuries by an ambulance crew and we understand that one of them was subsequently taken to hospital as a precaution. The safety and well-being of our members and staff is our utmost priority, and as such the club will remain closed while we investigate further.
We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause our members, and we are working to reopen the club as soon as possible.”
April 17, 2014