Friday 22 June 2018

Boy (15) dies after being crushed by weightlifting equipment at gym

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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

The boy (15) was attempting to bench press almost 100kg when the accident happened in Brisbane on Tuesday, the BBC is reporting.

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

"Ben passed away yesterday afternoon with his family and friends around him," his family said in a statement.

"Ben was able to leave a legacy and donate his organs and tissue, giving life to others."

An investigation into the incident is underway.

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