A 27-year-old man in China died after his neck was crushed between the shaft of a barbell loaded with over 100kg of weights and the training bench he was lying on.
A harrowing, 29-second video on several news sites showed the man struggling to bench press over 100kg inside a gym in China’s Henan province, without a spotter, according to Yangtse Evening Post.
He barely had the barbell over his chest and was trying to push it onto a J-hook when his arms gave way.
It was then his arms gave out, and the bar, with 50kg on each side rolled from his chest onto his neck. Pinning his head to the bench he was laying on.