A upkeep man was decapitated by the rotor of a helicopter on the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport in Brooksville, Florida, a Hernando County Fireplace Rescue official informed CBS Tampa affiliate WTSP-TV. The Federal Aviation Administration mentioned the blade struck Salvatore Disi, 62, of Hudson, Florida, who was doing upkeep work on the plane Thursday afternoon.
In response to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Workplace, a caller mentioned he and one other individual have been utilizing an influence cart to jump-start the copter when it jerked up and got here down shortly. That is when Disi was struck by one of many essential rotor blades. He died immediately.
Deputies mentioned no foul play was suspected.
The helicopter is utilized by Dr. Alfred Bonati, the Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned. Bonati is a well known orthopedic surgeon and founder and CEO of the Bonati Backbone Institute, in Hudson.
The Medical Examiner’s Workplace in Leesburg, Fla. eliminated the physique from the scene.
Sheriff Al Nienhuis mentioned on Fb that he knew Disi.
“The deceased (Sal Disi) was an acquaintance of my household for a few years,” he wrote. “He was an excellent man. That is so tragic.”
The incident remains to be being investigated.