'We are dead,' thought survivor of International Nutrition collapse

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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:22 am, Mon Jul 21, 2014.

Walter Alecio heard metal grinding seconds before a tower of storage bins crashed through an animal-feed processing plant.

Alecio, the 36-year-old control room operator, was on the third floor of the International Nutrition plant when several outdoor storage bins — holding thousands of pounds of animal feed additives — toppled over Monday and crashed through the roof of the three-story building.

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