Girl killed by weight machine in Danish swimming pool


A 12-year-old girl died yesterday evening when a 2 meter high weight machine fell on top of her in the swimming pool Ringsted Svømmehal in Denmark. She was training with her swim team, doing some exercise on the floor when the tower tilted and fell on her head. A 12-year-old boy was also injured. Police and the Danish Working Environment Authority are examining how this accident could happen, but don’t expect to come to a conclusion this weekend. Source:


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  1. The machine had toppled before …

    We should have banned using the machine as it toppled the first time. It is a big mistake that we did not. It is deeply tragic, “says Kim Jørgensen, Chairman of Ringsted Swim Club.

    The swimming club board had a meeting deciding that the machine should be secured and fastened with chains after the first accident. But the decision had not yet been realized, and the bike was still in use when the 12-year-old girl died.

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