The gym is being prosecuted after the promising 15-year-old footballer died when a 98 kg bench press hit him on the neck and he was not saved for 30 minutes.
- Ben Shaw suffered catastrophic injuries when a weight of 98 kg fell on his neck
- He suffered serious injuries and his family had to switch off life support
- The gym is now being brought to justice for violating a health and safety obligation
Ben Shaw (pictured), the teenager who was crushed under a heavy weight in a Brisbane gym, died in the hospital three days after the incident
A Queensland gym is on trial for the death of a 15-year-old who was weighed down by 98 kilograms.
Ben Shaw was reportedly stuck under the heavy barbell for up to 30 minutes after falling on his neck at the Pine Rivers PCYC gym in Brisbane in September 2017.
His family was forced to make the heartbreaking decision to switch off his life support after suffering serious injuries. He died three days later.
Two years after the tragedy, the Prosecutor for Health and Safety at Work accused the gym of violating a health and safety obligation.
A statement by the Public Prosecutor's Office for Health and Safety at Work states: "After careful examination, the Public Prosecutor's Office for Health and Safety at Work has initiated criminal prosecution against the youth protection association of the police and citizens for a Category 2 crime in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2011 & # 39 ;.
PCYC staff in Pine Rivers (pictured) provided the boy with first aid 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 death or serious injury.
The case is expected to be brought before the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on November 8th.
Friends of Ben said he was a regular at the gym and had taken part in junior weightlifting competitions across the state.
Two staff at the gym gave Ben first aid until paramedics arrived and took him to the hospital.
The 15-year-old's neck was reportedly held on while training equipment
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