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A flour producing plant has severe structural damage to silos, including four collapses (Figure 1). Some silos had severe cracks at lower edge near a square door (Figure 2) or straight horizontal cracks at mid-height.

The most recent addition was constructed in the 1980s and showed modern installation.

Figure 1: A flour producing plant has severe structural damage to silos including four collapses.

Partitions cracked, ceiling tiles failed at both levels, and some anchorage pullout was observed for cable tray supports.

Figure 2: Some silos had severe cracks at lower edge near a square door or straight horizontal cracks at mid-height.


Report and photos submitted by Gilberto Mosqueda
Date: March 12, 2010