A 22-year-old man has died after a barbell slipped from his grasp and borke his neck at a gym.

Iowa State student Kyle Thomson died on Monday following the powerlifting accident at Elite Edge Transformation Center in Ankeny, Iowa, The Washington Post reports.

Ankeny fire chief James Clack said Thomson was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A spokesman for Elite Edge, Mark Yontz, told the Associated Press there were spotters present at the time of the accident.

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