F1 » Kate Walker: The dark cloud

Kate Walker - one of the rising stars within the F1 press pack - explains how the sport can work to try and minimise the risk involved in the wake of the Canadian Grand Prix

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Yes Yes Yes Leave Me Alone

June 12, 2013 11:42 AM

Obviously safety is really important, and it's only right the FIA invest a lot in improving the safety of everyone involved.

But really... a 6 MONTH investigation into the accident?! What can there possibly be to discuss for 6 months?? Clearly some over-paid health and safety experts make a living out of these unecessarily long investigations - I'd love to know why it takes so long...


June 12, 2013 3:51 PM

With respect, this isn't a motor racing accident and was not related to the danger of racing vehicles. It was a straight industrial accident that occurred within the confines of a racing paddock while moving heavy objects using lifting gear and fork lifts etc.

No different to somebody getting killed in a warehouse.

Texas Roadhouse

June 12, 2013 4:34 PM
Last Edited 1053 days ago

My stepson was killed in an industrial accident last November. The report has only just been completed and released. When you see one of these reports, and realise the scope and depth of the investigation (absolutely every possible aspect is covered), six months is not such a long time.

Would the "person" who disagreed my comment please have the decency to put their reason(s) in print?


June 12, 2013 5:36 PM

morgan. very sorry to hear that. it is always easy to be wise after an event, but at the time, even the smallest incident can have a disastrous result. nobody should do a report in haste. better the full events be analysed, and improvements made to prevent another family being sadly affected


June 13, 2013 6:40 AM

um TableRock, have you tried reading Texas Roadhouse's comment? ts not good to hurry up with n ivestigation especially if it causeda death. They need to first to create an investigation team...that will get the details of the accidents, question/interview the people present that time, the organizing comiitee, the promter..collect al those then deliberate...then present their findings. do you think ls than 6 mothsis enough?


June 13, 2013 11:58 AM

I read the poor guy stumbled picking up his phone, fell and was subsequently run over.

1) Implement exclusion zone around moving trackside recovery vehicles.

2) Always stay in line of site of vehicle operators.

3) Inform/train trackside workers as above.

Now how long did that take and how much are the FIA going to pay me?

Seriously SIX months is a farce in this instance, and the above should be implemented immediately.

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