Defective Gym Equipment

defective gym equipment

Robert J. Nobilini, Ph.D., Biomechanical Consultant ::::
Case Synopsis: While working out at a gym, the plaintiff was attempting to perform an abdominal crunch using an adjustable pulley weight machine when the cable on the machine suddenly broke causing the plaintiff to strike her face on the ground.
Expert Analysis: An examination of the incident equipment revealed that the subject cable traveled through a set of metal brackets and then up and over a pulley. A rubber ball was installed on the end of the cable just above the accessory attachment clip. This ball would interact with the metal brackets that were below the pulley to prevent the end of the cable from traveling back into the machine. Continue reading “Defective Gym Equipment”