Shocking moment woman was crushed to death in Mexico City gym after a 400-pound barbell fell on top of her neck
- Surveillance video from a gym in Mexico City shows the moment a 42-year-old drops a 400-pound barbell on her neck before she died Monday
- A woman stepped under a barbell while a man and her daughter looked on before she lifted it over her head for about four seconds
- The barbell landed on her neck and pinned her to the ground as other gym visitors raced to her aid
- The woman, whose name has not been released, was declared dead at the scene
A 42-year-old woman was crushed to death while attempting to lift a 400-pound barbell at a gym in Mexico City.
The victim was working out at Fitness Sport on Monday when the barbell fell over her neck as her daughter and another man looked on in shock.
Surveillance video captured inside the training facility shows the woman stepping under the barbell, which appears to have at least four weighted plates on each end.
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Surveillance camera still image reveals a 42-year-old woman’s last moment alive in Mexico City, Mexico, before a 400-pound barbell fell on top of her neck
Paramedics with the Red Cross said the 42-year-old woman did not have any vital signs when they arrived at the gym
The Mexico City Office of the Attorney General is leading the investigation into the death of the 42-year-old woman, who was crushed by a 400-pound barbell at a Mexico City gym Monday night
She seems to have control of the heavy barbell for about four seconds, but then it drops over onto her neck, causing her to slump toward the ground.
Gymgoers subsequently race to her side and lift the metal off her as she quickly falls backward, unconscious. One man turns her to the side.
A 42-year-old woman (center) steps toward the 400-pound barbell as her daughter (right) looks on before the metal bar crashes onto her neck and kills her
The 42-year-old woman attempts to lift the 400-pound barbell moments before losing control of it
A 42-year-old woman lies on the ground unconscious as her daughter (right) looks on,. moments after a 400-pound barbell fell on her neck
The man then quickly steps away from her as she starts to bleed from her head area.
Paramedics from the Red Cross found the woman with no vital signs and declared her dead at the scene.
Authorities have yet to release the name of the victim. The Mexico City Office of the Attorney General is investigating the incident.