SafeWork SA has been notified of an incident in which a full grain silo collapsed near Mallala on Wednesday, 20 June. No one was injured but an investigation into the circumstances leading to the incident has commenced.
South Australia’s safety regulator reminds farm workers of the risks associated with in situ grain silos on farms. Persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) are reminded of the importance of regularly maintaining and inspecting silos.
Owners of silos are required to ensure regular silo inspection and maintenance is conducted and to consider structural inspection after extreme weather events. SafeWork also reminded not to enter, work inside, on, above or beneath a silo while filling or emptying is occurring.
More information about silo safety is available on SafeWork SA’s website.