Dean Melavic, 53, Dies after Falling into a Silo at Holly Sugar Plant in Tracy

Dean Melavic
Worker Dies after Falling into Silo at Sugar Plant in Tracy

Tracy, California (November 4, 2023) – An Elk Grove man died after falling into a silo at a sugar plant last week Saturday in Tracy.

The tragic work accident happened at around 10:20 a.m. at the Holly Sugar plant, according to the South San Joaquin County Fire Authority.

The worker is reported to have fallen about 80 feet into machinery near the bottom of the silo.

South County Fire personnel used a rope system to lower a firefighter into the silo to extricate the man.

The victim, who has since been identified by the San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office as 53-year-old Dean Melavic, died at the accident scene.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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