No spilled milk as leaning tower in Cookstown stabilised

Crane at the milk plant
Crane at the milk plant
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A large crane was drafted in on Friday to stabilise a leaning tower at the Dale Farm milk plant, which broke loose from its foundations during high winds on Thursday morning.

Police closed the main Moneymore to Cookstown Road for several hours, as fears mounted over the stability of the huge tower at the milk-processing plant.

On Thursday, David Dobbin, Dale Farm’s Group Chief Executive said: “Clearly safety was and is our primary concern. Full production was able to continue at the Dunmanbridge site and apart from some minor damage to the silo which broke loose we can confirm that no injury, major damage or loss of milk has occurred.”