Marco Bettolini Wiki – Marco Bettolini Biography
Marco Bettolini, 46, was catching up with his colleague Alberto Pin, 31, when he lost his balance after suffering dizziness caused by intoxicating fumes emitted during the wine-making process on Thursday, The Telegraph reported. Pin is believed to have entered the autoclave vat at the Ca’ di Rajo winery in north-east Italy at around 2pm after noticing the taps were not working properly and he became ill from the fumes. Bettolini followed him to help him and was himself affected by the fumes. Bettolini fell a few meters and hit his head on the bottom, where there was still some wine, according to local newspaper Tribuna di Treviso. Pin was taken to a Teviso hospital in serious condition, according to Wine News.
He is in a medically induced coma after having his heart restarted, according to News Italy 24. The entire tragedy was captured on surveillance images, which have not been published. “We are overwhelmed by grief. For us these people are two brothers, two sons. My thoughts are with these two men, who grew up with us, and with their families,” the owner of the winery, Simone Cecchetto, told Tribuna di Treviso. “We pray for the injured young man, for his speedy recovery.” Bettolini worked for the company since 2018 and was winemaker and cellar manager, Wine News reported. “He was a great worker, a very generous and reserved person,” said a colleague, according to La Repubblica. The experienced winemaker also worked as a consultant for several wine companies and also worked as an agronomist, specializing in soil management and crop production, according to his LinkedIn.
Marco Bettolini was 46 years old.
The president of Veneto, Luca Zaia, honored the two workers and told the Tribuna di Treviso: “Why today? Why so much pain for those who certainly did not deserve it? “I express my deepest condolences to the families overwhelmed by this tragedy and to all those who loved and knew the victim and who are now anxious for their hospitalized colleague.” The incident is under investigation and no one has been charged, although it has raised concerns about production safety in Italy’s wine industry. Chief prosecutor Marco Martani said preliminary information collected suggested that “no one should have entered that autoclave,” according to News Italy 24. Martani said an outside company should have been called in for the malfunction and special masks and systems should have been used. After the ceremony, Ca’ di Rajo employees gathered to leave a bouquet of flowers in the basement. “Alberto and Marco are two brothers for me and for all of us, this is a family for us,” Andrea Zanella, a co-worker, told La Repubblica. “We have become close in pain and we are close to Marco and Alberto’s families. We ask for respect for our immense pain. We just hope that Alberto can return to us soon. Marco is a hero for us.”