ESSEX Fire Crews were called to assist at the scene of an incident at Tilbury Docks involving a large grain silo (a metal container which has approx. 2000 tonnes of grain inside) which had collapsed and spilled its contents over a large area by the sea wall.
The fire service’s specialist Urban Search and Rescue team were sent to the incident to assist firefighters and the on-site staff to check that no one had been trapped under the spilled grain.
After thoroughly examining the scene, it was found that no one was trapped under the grain.
The scene was left in the care of the on-site team at 3pm.