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Man presumed in silo collapse

An accident at an industrial park in Pennsylvania has led to the presumed death of one worker after he became trapped under concrete dust resulting from a silo failure. The 48-year-old man was from Bristol Township and appears to have been at work at the time of the fatal incident.

According to investigative reports, the industrial disaster was discovered by a security guard who had been making rounds through the industrial park along the Delaware River. At approximately 1 a.m. on Jan. 8 he became aware of a fine white powder in the air. Investigating further, he discovered that a silo filled with dry concrete powder had collapsed. The concrete was laying on the ground in large grey drifts similar to snow, and the worker was trapped somewhere beneath the pile. As the concrete covered an area of hundreds of square feet in plies between eight and fifty feet deep, it was impossible to find him quickly. The search for the worker had continued for a substantial amount of time without discovering his whereabouts. However, it was presumed that he could not have survived.

It is not clear what the cause of the silo collapse may have been. No other individuals were said to have been hurt in this accident. The Bristol Township Emergency Management department issued a statement indicating its willingness to search for days, if necessary, to locate the worker and retrieve his body.

Family members may be eligible to collect workers' compensation benefits when a loved one is killed in an on-the-job accident. An attorney may be available to assist them as they file their claim with the appropriate offices and obtain fair compensation for the loss of their family member.

Source: NJ.com, "Trapped worker presumed dead after Pa. silo collapse, reports say", Cristina Rojas, Jan. 8, 2015

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