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Thursday, December 9, 2010

One missing in silo collapse

Posted By on Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 9:50 AM

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Mike Graves of the Nashville News tells me that a silo at the Tyson Foods feed mill in Nashville collapsed about 2:30 a.m. today and one worker is trapped beneath tons of corn and debris. Federal safety investigators and others are on the scene, but no theories have been offered yet on the cause of the collapse.

Report from Nashville News on the jump

SPILLED CORN AND DEBRIS

Grain silo collapses at Tyson’s Feed Mill
Rescue efforts for missing person continues

Terrica Hendrix
Editor
NASHVILLE NEWS

NASHVILLE — One person is still unaccounted for after a grain silo collapsed at the Tyson’s Feed Mill.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call around 2:47 this morning regarding the collapse, according to Sheriff Butch Morris. Immediately, local emergency personnel responded to the mill - located at 520 Mission Drive in Nashville.

“One person is unaccounted for and the search for that person is continuing. Several local fire departments and individuals are assisting in the search for the missing person and helping to remove the spilled grain,” Morris confirmed.

The cause of the collapse is unknown at this time, Nashville Police Chief Dale Pierce said.

Pierce estimated that the silo was 120 feet tall.

Although he could not confirm, Nashville Police Lt. Clint Tedford said that “for every three feet, there is 200,000 pounds of feed in the silo.”

“The corn went everywhere and pushed everything out of its path,” Tedford ended.

A cadaver dog from Sevier County may be brought in to assist in the rescue.

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