Posted on: January 8, 2009 Posted by: Diane Swarts Comments: 0

South Africa. On Monday, an employee of pet food manufacturer Epol, a division of Rainbow Farms, died in Pretoria after he slipped and fell into a silo. The 27-year old man fell into the three-quarters full silo while he was working.

The Pretoria emergency services were called to assist and the silo had to be emptied during the five-hour-long rescue operation.

The victim’s body could only be seen from the head down to the waist as emergency personnel tried to recover his body. The pet food storage facillity was three quarters full, making the rescue team’s job nearly impossible.

An inquest docket was opened.

Epol management refused to speak to the media and operations continued despite the accident.

Source: Sapa & SABC