TEEN FATALLY CRUSHED BY WEIGHTS WHILE LIFTING AT THE GYM

15 year-old Ben Shaw was fatally crushed by weights while attempting to bench press 220 pounds. BBC NEWS (@bbcnewsworld) reports that the incident happened on Tuesday in Brisbane, Australia. The boy was found by staff and taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries Saturday afternoon. Authorities are uncertain how long the boy was trapped under the weights before being discovered. Authorities are not sure if charges will be filed, but an investigation into the matter is ongoing. The rules of the Police Citizens Youth Club Gym states that “a person under the age of 16 years-old must be supervised when lifting weights.

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