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Teenager Dies After Weightlifting Accident At PCYC Gym

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Teenager Dies After Weightlifting Accident At PCYC Gym

A 15-year-old has died following an accident at a gym earlier this week.

Ben Shaw was crushed while trying to bench press approximately 100 kilograms on Tuesday.

His family have released a statement this morning to announce his passing.

"Ben passed away yesterday afternoon with his family and friends around him," his family said in a statement.

"Ben was able to leave a legacy and donate his organs and tissue, giving life to others.

"We'd like to thank everyone who has been involved in Ben's care, including all friends and family."

It is not known how long Ben was trapped under the heavy weights and pinned to the bench after the accident.

The rules of the PCYC gym where the incident happened state that anyone under the age of 16 are not permitted to use the weights equipment without supervision.