An Iowa man is dead after a 315 pound barbell slipped from his grasp and landed on his neck.
Authorities say 22-year-old Kyle Thompson was bench-pressing the the barbell at a gym in Ankeny, Iowa, when the incident occurred.
Ankeny Fire Chief James Clack said a fire ambulance took Thomson to a Des Moines hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to CBS News.
Mark Yontz, a spokeman for Elite Edge Transformation Center said spotters were Thomson on the bench.
According to Annette Hacker, a spokeswoman for Iowa State University, Thompson was a student there and resided in Pleasant Hill.