Silo collapse in Pennsylvania traps worker

A concrete storage silo has collapsed in Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with a worker presumably dead.

The worker, Tony Gabrielle, 48 is presumed dead after the silo collapsed trapping him.

The collapse happened at the Riverside Industrial Complex, Bristol, PA. Gabrielle was working at Silvi Concrete on the night shift, he was loading concrete onto trucks and the concrete was housed in the silo. 

The concrete collapsed on the trailer burying him.

Police on a routine patrol noticed the collapse at 03:15, and called emergency crews. They have worked all through Thursday morning trying to locate Tony Gabrielle.

Chief Carl Pierce of the Edgeley Fire Department said, “There’s so much debris, thousands of pounds of steel, thousands of pounds of dry cement, over 10 foot high.”

During the late morning the search mission switched over to a recovery operation.

David Jaslow, Bucks County Rescue Official, said “We have determined that there is likely no survivable void space that exists within the area.”

They will continue the recovery operation until the victim’s body is found, the cause to why the silo collapsed is not known and the incident is under investigation.

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