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"Dead Weight", Way to Die #102, is the third death to be featured in "Gratefully Dead", which aired on January 13, 2010.


A drunk weightlifter named Pete makes a bet with his workout partner Hank that he can lift a 350 pound I-beam he found at a construction site. Pete tells Hank to watch how he could lift "The Crusher", but Hank left. However, he lifts it too high, loses his grip, and drops it. "The Crusher" crushed Pete's windpipe, killing him instantly.

"Unfortunately, The Crusher...crushed Pete's windpipe."


  • Jeff Mulvin - Personal Trainer
  • Dr. Ramon Cestero - Trauma Surgeon

Segment Nicknames

  • Crushed