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Body Still Buried At Collapsed Washington Silo

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File Image of grain silos. Crews in Roy, Washington are trying to recover the body of a man who was buried after a silo collapsed File Image of grain silos. Crews in Roy, Washington are trying to recover the body of a man who was buried after a silo collapsed
ROY, Wash. -

ROY, Wash. (AP) - Emergency crews are working into the night to vacuum up tons of spilled corn from a collapsed grain silo in hopes of recovering the body of a buried feed mill worker.

A giant metal mesh screen attached to an excavator has been brought in as crews Wednesday tried to stabilize the damaged area at the Wilcox Farms feed mill in Roy, Wash.

The man in his 50's was an employee of Wilcox Farms. He was doing routine maintenance when the silo collapsed Monday.

South Pierce Fire Chief Bob Vellias describes the scene as "like a mountain of sand."

The grain silos mix chicken feed for the company that produces eggs sold throughout the Northwest.

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