A monster truck show promoter died after accidentally stepping in front of a moving vehicle at a recent rally in Madison, WI.
Now, OSHA is investigating.
Another element of this case makes it even more bizarre: The promoter, George Eisenhart, had defended his industry’s safety record in the news media just days before his death.
A statement from the Monster Truck Racing Association says Eisenhart walked in front of a moving vehicle in such a way that the driver didn’t have enough time to react, according to CNN.
Eight days before Eisenhart’s death, a six-year-old boy was killed by flying debris at a monster truck show in Tacoma, WA.
The promoter talked about the safety of monster truck shows in an interview with a Madison TV station just before the event.