The 15-year-old football player from Queensland died when a bench pressure of 98 kg fell on his neck

Gym facing criminal charges after promising soccer player, 15, died when a 98 kg bench pressure fell on his neck and he & # 39; was not rescued for 30 minutes & # 39;

  • Ben Shaw suffered catastrophic injuries when a weight of 98 kg fell to his neck
  • He was seriously injured and his family had to eliminate livelihood
  • The gym is now confronted with the court for non-compliance with a health and safety obligation
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Ben Shaw (photo), the teenager crushed under a heavy weight in a gym in Brisbane, died three days after the incident in the hospital

A gym in Queensland is on trial because of the death of a 15-year-old who was crushed by a weight of 98 kilograms.

Ben Shaw was reportedly trapped under the heavy dumbbell for up to 30 minutes after falling on his neck at the Pine Rivers PCYC gym in Brisbane in September 2017.

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His family was forced to make the heartbreaking decision to disable his living after he was seriously injured. He died three days later.

Two years after the tragedy, the prosecutor for occupational health and safety sued the gym for non-compliance with a health and safety obligation.

A statement from the office of the health and safety officer at work said: & # 39; After careful consideration, the public prosecutor in the area of ​​health and safety has brought a prosecution against the Youth Welfare Police Citizens Association for a category 2 offense under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2011 & # 39 ;.

Pine Rivers staff PCYC (photo) provided first aid to the boy before paramedics arrived and brought him to Lady Cilento Hospital in critical condition

Pine Rivers staff PCYC (photo) provided first aid to the boy before paramedics arrived and brought him to Lady Cilento Hospital in critical condition

Pine Rivers staff PCYC (photo) provided first aid to the boy before paramedics arrived and brought him to Lady Cilento Hospital in critical condition

The statement said it was charged with failing to comply with a health and safety obligation and exposing people to a risk of death or serious injury.

The case is expected to be mentioned in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on November 8.

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Friends of Ben said he was in the gym regularly and had participated in junior weightlifting competitions throughout the state.

Two staff members at the gym provided first aid to Ben until paramedics could come and take him to the hospital.

Ben Shaw was trapped under the heavy barbell for 30 minutes after falling around his neck at the Pine Rivers PCYC gym in Brisbane in September 2017

Ben Shaw was trapped under the heavy barbell for 30 minutes after falling around his neck at the Pine Rivers PCYC gym in Brisbane in September 2017

The 15-year-old's neck was reportedly spelled by equipment while he was training

The 15-year-old's neck was reportedly spelled by equipment while he was training

The 15-year-old's neck was reportedly spelled by equipment while he was training

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