boxing arcade machine

This is the same brand of boxing arcade machine which fell on the man. (Spider Box)

A 19-year-old man is dead after a boxing arcade machine fell on him inside a bar in the Quebec City borough of Charlesbourg on Wednesday.

It is unclear how the machine — which tests users' strength by having them punch a punching bag as hard as they can — toppled.

Quebec City police are on the scene to determine whether the death was accidental or criminal in nature.

"Several people have been met with regarding this incident to figure out the circumstances that led to the death of this man," said police spokesman Pierre Poirier.

"Right now, all hypotheses are being considered."