Department of Labor and Industries officials meet with emergency personnel at the site of collapsed grain silo in Roy, Wash.,Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. A fire chief says a worker is presumed dead after the silo collapsed Monday and spilled tons of corn. (AP Photo/The News Tribune,Peter Haley)The Associated Press
Family of the missing worker and managers from Wilcox Family Farms wait at the site of two collapsed grain silos in Roy, Wash., Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. A fire chief says a worker is presumed dead after the silos collapsed on Monday. Cranes are being brought in to stabilize the structures before the piles of grain can be moved. (AP Photo/The News Tribune,Peter Haley)The Associated Press
ROY, Wash. – Emergency responders hope to have a collapsed grain silo stabilized Wednesday so they can recover the body of a man who was buried under tons of corn when the structure gave way Monday in Roy, Wash.
Workers have been reinforcing two damaged silos that threaten to spill their grain at the scene where workers need to dig out the body.
The man in his 50s was an employee of Wilcox Farms. He was doing routine maintenance when the solo collapsed.
The grain silos mix chicken feed for the company that produces eggs sold throughout the Northwest.