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Montreal marshal dies

Monday 10th June 2013

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Montreal marshal dies

Montreal marshal dies

A track marshal for the Canadian Grand Prix died in hospital on Sunday night after being hit by a crane.

The unnamed marshal was helping to recover the Sauber of Esteban Gutierrez just seven laps before the end of the grand prix when he was run over by the crane.

He was rushed to hospital via helicopter but succumbed to his injuries.

A statement released by the FIA read: "The FIA is sad to announce the death of a Formula One Grand Prix du Canada worker at 6.02pm (local time).

"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 race.

"The worker was helping to recover a car (Esteban Gutierrez's Sauber) 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 One 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."

It is the first death in Formula One since another marshal, Graham Beveridge, was fatally injured in the 2001 Australian GP after being struck by a flying wheel from Jacques Villeneuve's BAR-Honda.

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