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Will Safety Concerns Keep Fans Away from F1 Podium Ceremonies?

The podium ceremony following any Formula One race is a special moment.  Thousands of cheering fans surround the platform, clamouring to get as close as possible to their favourite drivers.  But this spectator participation could soon be a thing of the past. Just after the 2013 Canadian Grand Prix, a volunteer track worker was killed when he was run over by a crane carrying a damaged F1 car.  Last Wednesday, Québec's workplace health and safety commission (CSST) released a report (in French only) on its investigation into the accident.  It points out that the tragedy was preventable, had the volunteers received proper training and had the crane been operated according to the manufacturer's instructions. One o...

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