Iowa Worker Dies In Grain Incident

A worker was killed earlier this month after being buried in soybeans in a grain bin.

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A worker was killed earlier this month after being buried in soybeans in a grain bin.

According to reports, on Monday, Aug. 8 the 68-year-old worker entered the grain bi at the East Central Iowa Cooperative site in Waterloo, IA. There was an estimated 30,000 bushels of soybeans inside when he entered.

The Waterloo Fire Rescue Captain told reporters that the man became trapped at the bottom of a 40-foot funnel of “crusty” grain. Holes were cut in the side of the bin to remove the grain and crews worked for two hours to free the man before removing his body.

It is unclear why the worker entered the grain bin. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident. 

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