Ever wondered how many people get injured at the gym whilst weight training? And what the most common injury is? My husband dropped (by accident) a 40 pound weight plate on his left foot from 2meter height yesterday, and that kind of made me curious. Turns out that Daniel represents the numbers quite well: Here are the numbers: Men contribute to 82% of the injuries, and as Daniel did, 65.5% of the injuries are due to dropping the weights. 90% of the injuries occurred with free weights (as with my husband). 25% of injuries were to the upper trunk, and about 20% to the lower trunk. Strains and sprains was the most common diagnosis with 46% according to this study and there where less injuries with machines (the jury is still out on this one thought). So now you know. I got to and take care of my poor husband.