A man who was a fitness fanatic was apparently crushed to death by weight training equipment as he worked out in his garage, the Argus in Brighton, England, is reporting.
His landlord, Oliver Steer, found the body of Chris Bailey, who recently had bought the work-out bench to save money on gym fees.
(Steer) said: “I found him on the bench with the bar across his chest. “I tried to wake him but I knew he was dead.
“I had to try and lift the weight off him which wasn’t easy because it was so heavy.
… “Police told me he must have been dead for at least five hours when I found him.
“I don’t think he had gone to bed. He was still wearing the same clothes.”
Police told the Argus the death was being treated as “unexplained” until after an autopsy. They saw no evidence of foul play.