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a worker on western new york Officials said the concrete plant which collapsed in a bin and got buried in stone dust has died.


Randy Rid, 64, fell into a stone box at Western NY Concrete Corp in Batavia just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, Batavia Police said.

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Rid’s coworkers tried to get her out of the bin, but they weren’t able to. Democrat and Chronicle newspaper.

Police officers, firefighters and emergency medical workers responded to the plant. Firefighters were able to get Rid out of the bin but it was too late. The doctors declared Rid brought dead at the scene.

Batavia’s interim fire chief Dan Herberger told Democrat and Chronicle That the rip fell into a hopper that contained “very fine” stone dust used for concrete production.

“Just take control of the equipment and make it work to our advantage – we have to do something different to get that out,” Herberger said, according to delnewsonline.com. “It was half an hour from the time of the call to the time he was out, I believe.”

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The Genesee County Coroner’s Office sent Rid’s body to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s office to determine the cause of death.

“The Batavia Police Department has investigated the incident, which appears to be accidental at this time.” the police said.

Western NY Concrete Corp.The AP, located at 638 E. Main Street in Batavia, declined to comment, according to the AP.

Batavia, a city in Genesee County, is about 30 miles west of Rochester.