Tragic Incident in China: Man Killed by 100kg Barbell During Bench Press Training

2023-09-18 06:50:42

A man surnamed Zhang in Nanyang City, Henan Province, China was doing bench press training in the gym recently when his hand was suddenly pressed against his neck by a barbell weighing more than 100 kilograms. Until two coaches found out and urgently removed the barbell and sent him to the hospital, Zhang still remained There is no way to save the day. It is reported that after the death accident, the gym involved has ceased operations, and the gym owner is still engaged in relevant litigation with the family of the deceased.

According to local media reports, the incident occurred on July 3 this year. A 27-year-old man named Zhang was doing bench press training alone in the gym. Unexpectedly, Zhang was suspected of overestimating his exercise intensity. A barbell weighing more than 100 kilograms directly pressed down on him. The chokehold was held, and Zhang Nan struggled to free himself in pain. He also tried to lift the barbell away, but he could not do it with his own strength. Zhang Nan struggled helplessly for more than a minute, but no one noticed him until the two people at the scene The coach was shocked when he noticed something strange, so he hurriedly moved the barbell away and administered artificial respiration. Unfortunately, Zhang Nan was pronounced dead after being sent to the hospital.

A mainland man accidentally lost his footing while exercising and was killed by a barbell weighing more than 100 kilograms. (Picture/reproduced from Weibo)

In this regard, the person in charge of the gym surnamed Zhao revealed that Zhang Nan had worked as a fitness coach here, and the two of them had a good relationship, so they allowed him to enter for free. As for the barbell used during the exercise, Zhang Nan had brought it himself. and placed in the store.

The person in charge surnamed Zhao lamented that the gym closed down not long after the accident. “The gym’s closure and membership refunds have caused economic losses of more than 600,000 yuan (approximately NT$2.63 million). Now I have difficulty even living my life.” ”, coupled with the result of the first instance judgment, he had to bear 90% of the responsibility and had to compensate the other party 800,000 yuan (approximately NT$3.5 million), which made him say that he could not accept it and would appeal if he was not satisfied.

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