Cuneo – Tragedy in Piedmont. Two workers I’m dead after being ended up in a tank, a few meters deep, in a winery of Cossano Belbo, a small town in the province of Cuneo. The accident occurred in the heart of the Langhe of Cuneo, in a historic winery, famous throughout the world. The victims are Gianni Messa, 58 years old of Pocapaglia (Cuneo) and Gerardo Lovisi, 45 year old from Nizza Monferrato (Asti), who have been employees of the company for some time.
The accident at work took place this afternoon, Friday 4 June. According to an initial reconstruction, the two were engaged in the reclamation of one tank using nitrogen gas. For reasons under investigation, perhaps to retrieve a fallen tool, the two would have entered the tank one after the other and then passed out. They were pulled by the firefighters but attempts to revive them by the health workers were useless. In addition to the helicopter rescue, the firefighters of Alba and Santo Sefano Belbo intervened, together with the carabinieri. Investigations are underway by the police, who intervened on the spot, to establish the exact dynamics of when it happened.
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