A construction worker has passed away following an incident at the Tempelhof Airfield, which is set to host Formula E’s final six races to conclude the 2019/20 season.
The worker is believed to have died following an accident involving a forklift during the construction of the circuit, but it’s not clear exactly how the accident happened or who the individual worked for.
Formula E has only confirmed that a worker passed away following an incident on Tuesday morning.
German media outlet RBB24 said a medical crew attended the scene, with police also in attendance and were seen examining the forklift which is believed to have been involved. It had been transporting concrete barriers at the time.
The Tempelhof Airfield, which has been used to host the Berlin EPrix since 2015, is due to host six races in early August to complete a shortened Formula E calendar as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
It will see three different track layouts used, each hosting two races. The standard circuit, which will be reversed for races three and four, and then a new layout for five and six.
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