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    Weightlifter dies in gym accident as 315-pound barbell slips and drops on his neck

    Dec 30, 2016

    ANKENY, Iowa — Authorities say a 22-year-old man has died after a barbell slipped from his grasp and crushed his neck at a gym in central Iowa.

    The accident occurred Monday morning at Elite Edge Transformation Center in Ankeny, about 10 miles north of Des Moines. A spokesman for the center, Mark Yontz, said Thursday (Friday, Manila time) that Kyle Thomson was bench-pressing 315 pounds when the barbell slipped.

    Ankeny Fire Chief James Clack says the barbell fell on Thomson's neck. Clack says a fire ambulance took Thomson to a Des Moines hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Yontz says there were spotters watching Thomson on the bench.

    Iowa State University spokeswoman Annette Hacker says Thomson was a student there and lived in Pleasant Hill.

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