Whitney Brakken Dec. 24, 2013, 9:00am

A man is suing, claiming a workout bench was not properly affixed to the floor, causing injuries.

Emmanuel Claimon filed a lawsuit Oct. 22 in the Cook County Circuit Court against LA Fitness International LLC, Fitness International LLC and Fitness and Sports Clubs LLC, all of which were named individually and doing business as LA Fitness.

According to the complaint, Claimon was lawfully at LA Fitness at 1101 S. Canal St. in  Chicago on March 8, 2012, when he and weights fell off a workout bench he claims was not properly affixed to the floor. He contends the defendants were careless and negligent.

Claimon is seeking an undisclosed amount in damages and is being represented in the case by Robert J. Friend of Robert J. Friend & Associates.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L011658.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Cook County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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