Man Confirmed Dead In Grain Bin Accident In Genoa, Illinois – May 5, 2014 – [Raw Video]


Emergency crews pulled the body of a 73-year-old man from a grain bin on an Illinois farm Monday afternoon after a frantic rescue effort.

Around 1 p.m., authorities had begun emptying the grain bin at Madey Farms in Genoa after reports that a man may be stuck inside.

Several hours later, crews removed the body from the grain bin and placed it in a waiting ambulance. Authorities later confirmed that he had died.

DeKalb County Police said a family member found the man’s truck next to the full, 10,000- to 12,000-bushel bin but couldn’t locate him.

He had been working on the bin because it was reportedly clogged, police said.

The 73-year-old man reportedly worked on the Genoa-Kingston Fire Department for several years.

Genoa is located about 25 miles east of Rockford, Illinois.

2 thoughts on “Man Confirmed Dead In Grain Bin Accident In Genoa, Illinois – May 5, 2014 – [Raw Video]

  1. Jack- Thanks for posting this, though I hate to see these news reports. You know as well as I do that whenever someone goes into one of these grain bins that the likelihood of them coming out alive is slim to none.

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    1. Sadly, I’d have to agree as it’s still happening across the country on a regular basis. It’s too bad that our political climate saw to it that OSHA not be involved
      in helping to address the problem. It’s truly sad and it doesn’t have to be.


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