|Originally posted by Patrick:|
No, it was real ugly.
I'm not saying it was Willy's fault, but a track worker was killed.
Okay. I did
hear about that, too. Very sad.
That's something else we were warned about (as corner workers.)
When responding to an incident, look out for (in order...)
3. The involved driver(s)
4. The involved car(s)
And sometimes freakish things happen. (Not that it applies here.)
We heard of a corner worker having a leg broken because he was leaning against a piece of Armco (guard rail) when a car hit at the far end. The shock traveled the length of the Armco (like whipping a long piece of rope) and knocked the corner worker off his feet, breaking a leg. All this happened so quickly that the worker couldn't move out of the way, even though he saw what was happening.
Therefore... "Don't lean on the Armco."
[This message has been edited by Raydar (edited 10-13-2013).]