Propeller injures 2 students at Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, police say

first_imgB&M Noskowski/iStock(VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio) — A propeller injured two students working inside a hangar at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, according to police.A 20-year-old student was critically injured after he was struck in the head at the school’s campus at the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport, Vienna Police Chief Bob Ludt told ABC News. He is still in the hospital.A 28-year-old student has been treated and released from the hospital with injuries to his hand, Ludt said.The propeller was not on a plane at the time of the incident but was on a motor on a stand, Ludt said. It is unclear how the propeller started up, but the fuel lines had been shut off.Several students were in the same workplace at the time of the accident but no one saw what happened other than the two students, Ludt said.At the school, students are trained to assemble and disassemble engines on stands, but they do not start them inside the hangar, John Moliterno, executive director of the Western Reserve Port Authority, told the Tribune Chronicle.The names of the injured students were not released. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Attorney General Barr orders New York jail shakeup after Jeffrey Epstein’s death

first_imgRattankun Thongbun/iStock(NEW YORK) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr has ordered immediate changes in leadership at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York following Jeffrey Epstein’s death.Barr ordered the staff shakeup amid investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Office Inspector General into the circumstances of the multimillionaire sex offender’s death by suicide.“Today, the Attorney General directed the Bureau of Prisons to temporarily assign the warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York to the Bureau’s Northeast Regional Office pending the outcome of the FBI and OIG investigations into the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, a former MCC inmate,” Kerri Kupec, a spokesperson for the Department of Justice, said in a statement.Kupec said James Petrucci, the warden at the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, will become acting warder at MCC, replacing Shirley Skipper-Scott.The Bureau of Prisons also placed two MCC staff members who had been assigned to Epstein’s cell block at the time he died on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigations, Kupec said.The shakeup came just days after sources told ABC News that jail protocols requiring routine checks on the well-being of Epstein appeared to have not been followed in the hours before he was found hanging in his cell.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more