Negligence factor in Turkish skier’s death

Negligence factor in Turkish skier’s death

ERZURUM - Hürriyet Daily News
Negligence factor in Turkish skier’s death

Aslı Nemutlu died while training in the skiing center in the eastern province of Erzurum on Jan. 12. DHA photo

Legal experts ruled there was “serious negligence” in the death of skier Aslı Nemutlu, adding that the wooden barriers in the skiing center were a direct cause of her death, Doğan news agency reported.

Associate Professor Fatih Kıyıcı prepared a nine-page report as the expert regarding national skier Nemutlu, who died while training in the skiing center in the eastern province of Erzurum on Jan. 12.

News outlets blamed the wooden barriers for causing the death of the 17-year-old skier, and the legal report confirmed any doubts.

Kıyıcı said a private company called Anadolu Skiing was responsible for the track. Anadolu Skiing was given the responsibility by the Turkish Skiing Federation. “The fact that the track had only 24.5 meters of length caused Nemutlu to crash into the barriers without slowing down, and there was no precautions in front of the barriers,” the report said. “There should have been safety nets before the barriers.” Nemutlu had been a part of the national youth team since 2006.

Aslı Nemutlu, Erzurum, Turkish Skiing Federation