A weightlifting accident has taken the life of a 22-year-old Iowa man.

KDLT TV is reporting that Kyle Thomson of Pleasant Hill, Iowa was killed while bench-pressing 315 pounds at the Elite Edge Transformation Center in Ankeny, a town located about 10 miles north of Des Moines.

According to authorities, the accident took place on Monday morning, December 26 (2016) when the barbell Thomson was lifting slipped from his grasp and crushed his neck.

Thomson was taken to a Des Moines hospital by fire ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

A spokesperson for the Elite Edge Transformation Center said there were spotters watching Thomson on the bench at the time of the accident.

Thomson was a student at Iowa State University.

Source: KDLT TV

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