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Silo Collapses at Wood Pellet Export Terminal

Employees were forced to evacuate the North Vancouver facility after the container gave way.

John S. Forrester

September 14, 2020

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Image courtesy of District of North Vancouver Fire Rescue Services

A silo fell down during an incident last Friday at the Fibreco Export Inc. wood pellet export terminal in North Vancouver, BC, according to local news reports.

Fire personnel were called to the site after the collapse occurred at about 2:30 pm. The bottom of the 12-story silo may have buckled before the incident, an account by North Shore News said.

No injuries were logged during the response, a BC Emergency Health Services spokesperson told CBC. Workers evacuated the facility safely following the collapse.

Officials said in a Global News report that the container was holding lentils when it gave way.

Fibreco provides bulk handling services for wood pellet firms and agricultural producers in British Columbia. The company exports wood biomass products to Asia and Europe.

The cause of the collapse is unknown.

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John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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