Vital Safety

vital | adjective | 1. critical, absolutely necessary 2. performing and essential function 3. characteristic of life


Silo engulfment: Australia

A worker was engulfed in a silo containing canola seeds after he fell while attempting to free a blockage.  The sliding seed gradually engulfed the man during the 2 hour rescue effort. His body was freed 11 hours later.

Different grains have different properties when stored or loaded.  Canola seed has a reputation of being unstable to support the weight of a person. 

5 December 2007