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    Default A young man dies after a 143kg barbell slips and crushes him in a gymnasium


    Kyle Thomson, 22, died after dropping more than 300 pounds on his chest while working out at an Iowa gym. Picture: Kyle Thomson


    Ian HorswillNews Corp Australia Network





    A 22-year-old student was bench-pressing 315 pounds (143kg) when the barbell slipped from his hands and crushed him to death in a US gym.

    Kyle Thomson, a senior in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University in the city of Ames, was working out at Elite Edge Transformation Centre in Ankeny, north of Des Moines.
    Ankeny Fire Department chief James Clack said the barbell fell on Thomson’s neck after it slipped from his hands.
    He was taken to a Des Moines hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Kyle Thomson was a student at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Picture Kyle ThomsonSource:Facebook



    A spokesman for the gym said Thomson was lifting as part of an advanced baseball training program. He was with a spotter at the time of the incident.



    A former co-worker Stephen Smith told Des Moines Register that Thomson was passionate about lifting weights.
    Thomson posted on Facebook in October that he had completed the gym’s ‘20-pound challenge’, which meant he had shed 9kg in six weeks.
    Thomson, who would have graduated in May next year, wanted to work for Des Moines Police Department as a dog handler.
    His funeral will be held on Saturday (local time)
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    Onya spotter!

    You're shit!
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    That spotter would be feeling pretty awful, if the spotter was on his own, there is not much he could he could of done .

    It's almost to the point where the standard type bench press is more hazardous (stupid) than the smith machine.


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    It was his time to go.
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    How did you come to that conclusion? At 23 it shouldn't be anyone's time to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrek View Post
    How did you come to that conclusion? At 23 it shouldn't be anyone's time to go.
    Exactly, one of the stupidest comments I have ever read on the Internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrek View Post
    How did you come to that conclusion? At 23 it shouldn't be anyone's time to go.
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    Exactly, one of the stupidest comments I have ever read on the Internet.

    Then the Lord spoke to Shrek and Spartacus out of the storm. He said:

    2 “Who is this that obscures my plans
    with words without knowledge?
    3 Brace yourself like a man;
    I will question you,
    and you shall answer me
    “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
    Tell me, if you understand.
    5 Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
    Who stretched a measuring line across it?
    6 On what were its footings set,
    or who laid its cornerstone—
    7 while the morning stars sang together
    and all the angels[a] shouted for joy?8 “Who shut up the sea behind doors
    when it burst forth from the womb,
    9 when I made the clouds its garment
    and wrapped it in thick darkness,
    10 when I fixed limits for it
    and set its doors and bars in place,
    11 when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;
    here is where your proud waves halt’?

    12 “Have you ever given orders to the morning,
    or shown the dawn its place,
    13 that it might take the earth by the edges
    and shake the wicked out of it?
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    or walked in the recesses of the deep?
    17 Have the gates of death been shown to you?
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    Tell me, if you know all this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
    Exactly, one of the stupidest comments I have ever read on the Internet.
    Slightly harsh?

    I read it to mean, that is so unlucky that it must have been fate.


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