Mum dies after falling on treadmill while working out at gym
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A mum-of-four has died after falling on a treadmill during a workout at the gym.
Delrie Rosario was on one of her regular visits to an LA Fitness gym in Kent, Washington.
The 36-year-old was with her sister, Marissa Woods, working out like she did nearly every day.
But a report from KIRO-7 News revealed Rosario fell while on the treadmill and hit her head.
Woods said: “She tried to slow the machine down. I thought maybe she just missed a step. She just collapsed, [and] hit her head on the machine.
“I was screaming, you know, ‘Anybody, just please help! Anybody know how to do CPR?”
And while other gym-goers abandoned their workouts to rush over and help Rosario, the sister claims ‘not one worker’ helped. “I think they were in shock,” she said.
Sadly, the mum-of-four never regained consciousness after the fall and later died at a local hospital. Her sister has called the fall a ‘bizarre accident’.
Woods explained that as she chose to be an organ donor, Rosario went on to ‘save five lives’ in her passing.
"Five people, literally like right now! [She’s] saving lives. How big can your heart be to still be saving lives?” the sister said. “Just think, somebody’s walking around…with her big heart. They don’t even know what heart they’re about to get.”
Rosario leaves behind four children; Delanio, Rickey, Ric’Kae and Delaiah, who she worked two jobs in order to provide for.
Woods said she was a ‘mother first’ and ‘everything she did’ was for them.
Rosario’s coworkers have now set up a GoFundMe to help make sure the four ‘beautiful children have a positive life’.
Calling her ‘an angel walking amongst us’, a section of the page reads: “Among the many incredible qualities she possessed, being an amazing Mother was top of the list. Heartbreakingly she has left behind four beautiful children.
“She has been the main provider for these babies for a while now, working two jobs to make sure they have whatever they want and need.”
Although deaths from treadmills are rare, injuries from using the fitness machines are not.
The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System report in 2019 found that over 400,000 Americans in an average year receive treatment for injuries relating to exercise equipment.
Treadmills are the most common cause of at home injuries relating to exercise, making up almost 16,000 emergency room visits in 2020, reports People.
Tyla has contacted LA Fitness for comment.