Another worker was injured but was rescued.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

March 29, 2024

1 Min Read
One killed in grain silo collapse at flour mill
The accident occurred at a private flour mill.Image courtesy of Oliver Strewe / The Image Bank via Getty Images

One worker was killed and another injured after sinking into a pile of 400 tonnes of wheat when a grain storage silo at a flour mill collapsed on Monday night in Alindra in Savli taluka of Vadodara, India.

The two were working in the The incident occurred in Poonam Roller Flour Mills late Monday night when the silo collapsed. As soon as the silo collapsed, their coworkers informed emergency services and three hydraulic excavators came out to clear the pile of grain.

The 32-year-old injured worker, who was also trapped, was rescued and then rushed to the hospital for treatment.

“The company worked for processing wheat into refined flour and the work was on in the unit when the accident occurred. Both were trapped under a pile of 400 tonnes of wheat. We have registered a case and initiated a probe to ascertain the cause of the accident,” said Inspector VM Tank from Manjusar police station, who had rushed to the scene.

According to the police, both the workers were working next next to the silo in which tonnes of grains were stored. Police filed an accidental death case and are investigating.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

Sign up for the Powder & Bulk Solids Weekly newsletter.

You May Also Like