Barbell pins man by throat
FOOTAGE has emerged of a second Queensland gym-goer dropping a heavy barbell on his throat during a bench-press gone horribly wrong.
The terrifying clip, filmed by CCTV at Genesis gym at Morayfield, last Thursday, shows Jason Layt, 28, (pictured) attempting a 120kg lift when the bar falls and pins him to the bench for 17 seconds.
He was freed only when other gym users realised what had happened. The incident was the second in five days, after Ben Shaw, 15, of Brisbane, reportedly dropped a Smith machine bar carrying more than his body weight across his throat on Tuesday.
Ben is on life support in Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
Genesis Morayfield owner, champion bodybuilder and former LNP politician Jason Woodforth, said bench-press mishaps occurred every day.