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Fitness center chain sued after Portland man dies on the treadmill







PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) – A $ 13 Million A lawsuit filed against a fitness center chain after a 62 year-old Oregon man had collapsed and died while running on a treadmill.

The Oregonian / OregonLive reports the lawsuit was filed by the man's wife in Oregon on Wednesday. Fitness in Portland failed to train the only on-duty staff on how to respond to the emergency and how he automated external defibrillator should find.

The indictment states that another fitness member was looking for the employee to call the emergency number and drop out the defibrillator after David Rutledge collapsed in December 2017.

The lawsuit states that the employee did not immediately call 911 and did not know where the defibrillator was.

The California-based fitness company says it's not commenting on pending litigation.

Oregon la w demands that defibrillators be available in fitness clubs.


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