“…During his stay, (the deceased) went to use the propertyâ€™s exercise room where he got on a treadmill maintained by Exer-Tech, according to the suit…a â€œdefectiveâ€ condition in the treadmill caused him to fall and strike his head (causing)Â a serious injury to his head which in turn resulted in his death…”
The family of a man who allegedly sustained a fatal head injury while working out at a Houston hotel has pursued legal action, recent court documents say. The late William Lake IIIâ€™s widow and their three minor children filed a lawsuit against Marriott Hotel Services Inc. and Exer-Tech Inc. in Harris County District Court on Nov. 14.
Houston federal court received the case on Dec. 18. At the time of the events of last May 15, Lake was a paying guest at the Houston Marriott George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
His survivors fault Marriott for failing to address the treadmillâ€™s allegedly dangerous condition while Exer-Tech is blamed for allegedly failing to properly maintain and repair the device. Consequently, the plaintiffs seek unspecified monetary damages.