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(Montreal Gazette)   If you're a track marshall at an F1 race and drop your radio under a crane that's moving a car, let it go, because man, it's gone   (montrealgazette.com) divider line 9
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2013-06-10 07:36:53 PM
Very sad. It was in the closing laps so they would have been under some pressure to clear that car quickly. Looks like this chap tripped and fell into the path of the crane.
 
2013-06-10 08:46:15 PM
I'm a little shocked the first Sauber-related fatality came after Kobiyashi was let go.
 
2013-06-10 08:54:36 PM
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RIP Dr Crane
 
2013-06-10 09:14:27 PM

Flint Ironstag: Very sad. It was in the closing laps so they would have been under some pressure to clear that car quickly. Looks like this chap tripped and fell into the path of the crane.


Actually, they got Gutierrez's car out of the way, really quick, but after everybody had left the track, they were bringing it back to pit lane.  That's when the marshall dropped his radio and became a speed bump.
 
2013-06-10 11:20:43 PM

Flab: Flint Ironstag: Very sad. It was in the closing laps so they would have been under some pressure to clear that car quickly. Looks like this chap tripped and fell into the path of the crane.

Actually, they got Gutierrez's car out of the way, really quick, but after everybody had left the track, they were bringing it back to pit lane.  That's when the marshall dropped his radio and became a speed bump.


That somehow makes it worse. I could understand a mistake being made when you're on the side of the track and very keen to get the car, and you, out of harms way but for it to happen when they were in the relative calm of the pits and not in danger is bad.
 
2013-06-10 11:30:34 PM
Sounds like he was literally squashed to death. Damn.
 
2013-06-10 11:33:51 PM
occupational health and safety (or whatever the hell Quebec calls it) should have a field day with this.  No reason that they couldn't tie a guide rope to the car instead of having a guy standing right underneath a suspended load...
 
2013-06-11 12:20:02 AM
I saw the video of the track worker who was sawed in half by a F1 car, as his 40 lb. fire extinguisher hit the driver of said car (traveling at 170 mph) and killed him.

Yes, it was pretty farking horrible.

/Tom Pryce was the driver
//rest in pieces, Frederik Jansen Van Vuuren
 
2013-06-11 12:44:24 AM

puffy999: I saw the video of the track worker who was sawed in half by a F1 car, as his 40 lb. fire extinguisher hit the driver of said car (traveling at 170 mph) and killed him.

Yes, it was pretty farking horrible.

/Tom Pryce was the driver
//rest in pieces, Frederik Jansen Van Vuuren


I just had to go look that up. Dude was obliterated
 
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