SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The “Biggest Loser” contestant who was seriously injured after he plummeted several stories from a San Francisco building, as he was trying to climb down a fire escape when he slipped and fell … this according to his fiancee.

TMZ broke the story, Season 9 competitor Sam Poueu was listed in critical condition after the September 3rd incident… and now fiancee Stephanie Anderson told the whole thing happened because he got locked out on the roof of his friend’s apartment.

It all went down in San Francisco, as Poueu was celebrating a friend’s birthday — when he went up to the roof by himself and the door locked behind him.

Anderson says Poueu “attempted to climb down the fire escape ladder to drop down into the fourth floor balcony and slipped.”

According to the woman who saw him lying on the ground and called 911, Poueu made “a really loud crash” when he fell from the building.

TMZ Audio:

As TMZ first reported, Poueu suffered a pelvic injury, torn ligaments, a punctured lung, and a broken leg during the accident … but Anderson says he’s making “positive and encouraging strides” in his recovery … adding, “To date, many of his internal injuries are on the healing mend.”


Updated: 09/20/2011

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