Police Find Body of Bucks County Man Trapped by Collapsed Silo

Police have found the body of a concrete production company worker who was trapped underneath twisted steel beams, sand and other materials after the Bucks County facility came crashing to the ground.

The body of 48-year-old Tony Gabrielle was found around 2 p.m. Sunday, according to police.

Rescuers had been searching for Gabrielle after a police officer spotted the collapsed Silvi Properties silo, located in the Riverside Industrial Complex along the 7900 block of North Radcliff Street in Bristol Township, just after midnight Thursday.

After crews spent more than six hours working to locate Gabrielle, of Bucks County, amid the debris, they announced the rescue mission was shifting to a recovery effort.

"He is not dead until they find him," said Gabrielle's brother, John. "We are just going to wait until they find him."

John was one of several family members who watched as about 60 members of various local fire departments and several search dogs combed the wreckage for signs of Gabrielle.

The search effort proved even more difficult for rescuers as it was unclear where Gabrielle was when the collapse occurred. Also hampering the mission, the heavy structural materials that had to be carefully moved so crews could remain out of harm's way.

Officials have not yet revealed where Gabrielle's body was found or the cause of death.

Gabrielle began working for Silvi when he was 18-years-old.

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