Prevent Deaths In Health Clubs

steam room by todtanis

Target: 24 Hour Fitness

Goal: Prevent deaths and other accidents by better training staff.

A 77-year-old woman went into a steam room at 24- Hour Fitness, a health club in Denver, Colorado and never came out. Reports say that the woman passed out in the steam room and, because the temperature was between 115-118 degrees, became dehydrated and died.

Sources say she wasn’t found until the next day and not even by a staff member. Apparently two other members found her and called police. The coroner believes she had been dead for at least 12 hours before she was found.

The club says that the staff usually checks the steam rooms at the end of the day, but the employee hadn’t actually gone inside the steam room when he made his rounds.

If staff had checked the steam room on a more regular basis, perhaps this woman would still be alive. Demand that 24-Hour Fitness better train staff to prevent an incident like this from happening again.


Dear 24-Hour Fitness,

A woman was reportedly found dead in a steam room at your health club. Authorities say that she had been dead for at least 12 hours. According to reports, she was found by other club members, not by your staff.

Had your staff checked the steam rooms on a more regular basis this woman might still be alive. We the undersigned urge you to change your policies and better train your staff to ensure that an incident like this doesn’t happen again.


[Your Name Here]

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