Man crushed to death by dumb bell

A man has been crushed to death during a weight training session when he dropped a 160 kilo dumb bell onto himself in Mettmach, Upper Austria.

The 41-year-old father of one was training alone when the weights fell from his hand and landed on his neck.

He was training in a private training room, which he had built together with friends.

He was found by a 39-year-old friend lying on his back with the weights on top of him.

The weights had blocked his airway and he suffocated.

There was nothing which could be done to save the man.