22nd October 07:38 AM
Australian teenager dies after being crushed by weightlifting equipment at a gym
By Semi Turaga
Monday 02/10/2017

An Australian teenager has died after being crushed by weightlifting equipment at a gym.

15-year-old Ben Shaw was attempting to bench press almost 100kg when the accident happened in Brisbane.

He was found by staff and taken to hospital, where he died on Saturday.

It is not known how long he was trapped.

Authorities said it was too early to say whether charges would be laid, but they would conduct a thorough investigation.

According to rules at the Police Citizens Youth Club gym, people under 16 must be supervised when lifting weights.

Source: BBC

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