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Marshal dies after crane accident in Montreal 09 Jun 2013

The crashed car of Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Sauber C32 is craned away.
Formula One World Championship, Rd7, Canadian Grand Prix, Race Day, Montreal, Canada, Sunday, 9 June 2013

The FIA has confirmed that a Canadian Grand Prix marshal has lost his life after being run over by a crane towards the end of Sunday’s Montreal race.

The marshal was assisting in the retrieval of Esteban Gutierrez’s crashed Sauber when he tripped and fell into the path of the mobile crane that was recovering the car to the pits.

He was treated at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve’s medical centre before being transferred to Montreal’s Sacre-Coeur hospital, where he subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

The FIA statement in full:
The FIA is sad to announce the death of a Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada circuit worker, at 6:02 pm.

The worker, a member of the Automobile Club de l’Ile Notre Dame, was the victim of an unfortunate accident that occurred at the end of this afternoon’s Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada. The worker was helping to recover a car which had stopped during the race. The recovery vehicle had lifted the car to return it to the pits and while doing this the worker dropped his radio and attempted to pick it up. As he did this, he stumbled and was hit and run over by the recovery vehicle.

The worker was transported via helicopter to Sacre-Coeur Hospital where he was treated by the traumatology department of Dr Ronald Denis, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Dr Jacques Bouchard, Chief Medical Officer of the Grand Prix. Unfortunately, the worker succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

The FIA, l’Automobile Club de l’Ile Notre-Dame and the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada want to communicate their deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim. The identity of the worker cannot be revealed at this time.