Operations at the Mombasa Cement Company in Takaungu, Kilifi was suspended for the second day running as engineers continued to remove sand from the silo that collapsed last Monday in bid to recover any one who might still be trapped.
The police confirmed that the technical engineer, who was at the site, succumbed to injuries. Four other workers admitted at a local hospital, have been discharged.
Kilifi police boss Clement Wangai said it may take up to three days to clear the rubble and establish if there were any other person still trapped. Workers interviewed at the site said the accident could have been worse had it not occurred when most went out for the lunch break.