One of the new agricultural product silos installed at Fibreco Terminal in North Vancouver had a structural failure on Friday afternoon. The silo involved is 115 feet (35 metres) high and has capacity for up to 3,500 metric tonnes of cargo. There were no injuries and the area was quickly secured and evacuated.
The manufacturer of the commercial grain storage bin, Ag Growth International, said in its statement the bin that collapsed is part of a new product line it developed for two commercial projects, adding 15 of the bins are located at Fibreco and an additional 20 have been manufactured for another customer but have not yet been commissioned. AGI has said, “The cause of and any responsibility for the incident have not yet been determined” and the “recovery, investigation and remediation may take a number of months to complete.”