US worker dies after falling into large silo at former Holly Sugar plant plant in California

A man is dead after falling about 80 feet (24m) into a large silo at a former sugar plant in California at the weekend, the San Joaquin County Fire Authority said.

Fire crews were called at 10.20am Saturday local time to the former Holly Sugar plant in Tracy following reports a person had fallen near the bottom of the large steel structure.

The unidentified worker did not survive the fall.

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A firefighter and 16 personnel were part of an operation to extricate the man’s body, which took about one hour.

“This was an extremely challenging operation that our crews handled safely with the required precision needed for this type of incident,” South County Fire Chief Randall Bradley said in a statement.

The cause of the fall remains under investigation.

Fire officials were not immediately available to identify the new use of the location.

A Californian worker fell 24m into a silo over the weekend in the United States. Credit: NBC/Bay City News

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