(WHDH) — Firefighters responded Friday morning to a gym in Worms, Germany, after officials say a lifter got a “very sensitive” body part stuck inside a weight that’s typically placed on a barbell.
The Feuerwehr Worms Fire Department posted photos of broken five-pound weight on their Facebook page and said crews were forced to use a vibrations saw and a hydraulic emergency kit to remove the weight from the man’s body part.
Officials say crews worked for three-hours before they were able to remove the weight.
The fire department shared a message for fellow weight lifters: “Please do not imitate such actions!”
It’s not clear what motivated the man to get into such an awkward situation.
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