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Bali fitness trainer dies after 210 kg barbell falls on him

33-year-old Indonesian fitness influencer, Justin Vicky, died when he broke his neck while trying to lift a barbell.

He was exercising at a gym in Bali, Indonesia, when the accident occurred on July 15, Channel News Asia reported.

In a video that is going viral on social media, Justin Vicky can be seen doing squat presses with a barbell on his shoulders at the Paradise Bali gym.

Justin Vicky was trying to lift 210 kg. As he tried to catch the weight, the barbell fell behind his neck and he was back in a squatting position. It looks like Justin Vicky’s marksman is losing his balance and can be seen falling backwards with him during the incident. A spotter is a person who provides assistance and support during weight lifting.

Due to the accident, his neck was broken and vital nerves connected to his heart and lungs were compressed.

Justin Vicky was taken to the hospital for treatment. However, he died soon after an emergency operation, Channel News Asia reported.

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