A Minnesota resident is suing Concordia University after hundreds of pounds of weights fell on him in the campus gym.
In a lawsuit filed Friday in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Benjamin Krebbs claims he suffered neck injuries, bruising and a fractured thumb from improperly installed weight-training equipment at the school's northeast Portland campus.
The incident happened this past July when Krebbs was in Portland to visit his girlfriend, a student at the university. Moments after Krebbs sat down to use the arm-strengthening equipment the machine toppled forward, pinning him to the ground.
The lawsuit, filed by attorney Kenneth D. Renner, claims the school failed to properly install or repair the training equipment. The suit seeks $20,000 for Krebbs' hospital bills and rehabilitation, plus $350,000 for pain and suffering.
Concordia University spokesman Greg Harris declined to comment on the lawsuit, saying it's “out of our hands.”
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