We’ve all seen those funny videos of people falling off a treadmill, but in reality, treadmill injuries are no laughing matter. Each year, treadmill accidents send more than 24,000 people to emergency rooms, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Fortunately, most of those accidents are relatively minor, but treadmill accidents account for a few deaths each year as well. One high-profile incident occurred in 2015, when Silicon Valley executive Dave Goldberg died from injuries sustained when he fell off a treadmill at a resort and hit his head.

Bernice Torregrossa: bernice92@aol.com

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