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Brisbane teen critical after trapped under gym equipment

  • A 15-year-old boy is critically injured after being trapped by gym equipment
  • Ben Shaw was pinned by the neck at 8:30am Tuesday morning in Brisbane
  • Pine Rivers PCYC staff administered first aid before he was taken to hospital 

A 15-year-old Brisbane boy is in a critical condition after becoming trapped by gym equipment during a workout.

Ben Shaw is believed to have been stuck for up to 30 minutes at around 8:30am this morning before receiving help.

Staff at the Pine Rivers PCYC administered first aid to the boy before paramedics arrived and took him to Lady Cilento Hospital in a critical condition on Tuesday evening.

 

A 15-year-old Brisbane boy is in a critical condition after becoming trapped by gym equipment during a workout

Ben Shaw (pictured) is believed to have been stuck for up to 30 minutes at around 8:30am this morning before receiving help

Ben Shaw (pictured) is believed to have been stuck for up to 30 minutes at around 8:30am this morning before receiving help

Staff at the Pine Rivers PCYC (pictured) administered first aid to the boy before paramedics arrived and took him to Lady Cilento Hospital in a critical condition on Tuesday evening

Staff at the Pine Rivers PCYC (pictured) administered first aid to the boy before paramedics arrived and took him to Lady Cilento Hospital in a critical condition on Tuesday evening

The gym where he suffered the injuries has been closed since the discovery of the teenager.

The 15-year-old’s neck was reportedly pinned by equipment while he was working out.

‘We are deeply saddened by this incident and are offering support to all PCYC Pine Rivers members and staff,’ PCYC Queensland chief Phil Schultz said.

The 15-year-old’s neck was reportedly pinned by equipment while he was working out

‘We will also offer support to family and friends of the young man involved.’

Worksafe Queensland has launched an investigation and the Pine Rivers PCYC has been closed until further notice.

Counselling has been offered to the family.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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