A worker injured in a Sochi accident on the bob track

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Things are unclear about the accident. The Sochi track was designed to be safer, after the tragic death of  Luger Nodar Kumarishtavili four years ago, before the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver games. According the standard procedure, a warning signal was given ahead of the forerunners’s bob run on the track, said Sochi Games organizers three hours after the accident. It was not known why the worker was unaware that the session was beginning. A real possibility was that the man has not been able to hear the announcement because he was using a motorized air blower. On the video of the incident three men are working near the finish line and two of them safely retired over the wall.
After the crash, workers replaced part of the lighting system. Bobsled training was held as scheduled with a delay of about 35 minutes.

 

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