Powerlifting is a dangerous sport. It involves lifting weights so heavy that one small mistake could cripple you for life, or even kill you. I went out and searched for the worst powerlifting accidents I could find. Please be aware, the following clips are graphic and not for the faint of heart.
This video is an example of why spotters need to be attentive and ready to catch the bar if something goes wrong.
Igor Golushkin was attempting over 400 lbs on the bench press when the bar slipped from his hands, crushing his diaphragm and breaking his ribs. Igor died a short while later.