Body Found After Cement Silo Collapse

After more than three days of searching, firefighters found the body of a worker who was missing after a full cement silo collapsed in Bristol Township, Pa., reported The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The missing worker was identified as Anthony Gabriele, an employee of more than 30 years at Riverside Cement, a division of the Silvi Group. The collapse occurred at the company’s distribution facility in the Riverside Industrial Complex.

A Bristol Township patrol officer discovered the ruins of the 125-ft. silo with debris piled as high as 40 ft. about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. Video showed Gabriele inside the silo’s control room when the structure collapsed, Bristol Police Chief Ralph Johnson said.

“Based on his position in the video, firefighters were able to deduce where in the rubble he would most likely be found,” stated Johnson. “Firefighters focused their efforts in that area and located Mr. Gabriele.”

An OSHA investigation into the collapse is ongoing.

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