A track marshal died Sunday from injuries sustained when a crane backed over him while he was tending to Esteban Gutierrez's crashed car in the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.
"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," said the FIA, the governing body of F1, in a statement.
The 38-year-old worker has not been identified. He was airlifted to a Montreal hospital after being stabilized by race-track medical officials.
"Unfortunately, the worker succumbed to his injuries at the hospital," F1 spokesman Matteo Bonciani said.
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