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Worker at Canadian Grand Prix dies after run over by crane

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Race promoter Francois Dumontier said the man was about 38 years old and had worked at the track for 10 years.

MONTREAL (AP) -- A worker at the Canadian Grand Prix has died after being run over by a crane removing a car from the course after the checkered flag.

The man, who wasn't immediately identified, died Sunday after being taken by helicopter to a hospital.

"The worker was helping to recover a car, which had stopped during the race," F1 spokesman Matteo Bonciani said. "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."

Race promoter Francois Dumontier said the man was about 38 years old and had worked at the track for 10 years.

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