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

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Make Grain Bin Safety A Priority – Grain Bin Safety Week

By STU ELLIS For the Herald & Review Led by a national agriculture-oriented insurance carrier, with support from a few grain companies, an initiative is under way this week to draw attention to grain bin safety. Designated as Grain Bin Safety Week, this is the first year of a formal observance.  It is quite appropriate … Continue reading Make Grain Bin Safety A Priority – Grain Bin Safety Week

Families of Grain Bin Victims Hope Lawsuit Victory Brings Change

This Problem keeps growing. Unfortunately, NOT many people know it! Company plans to appeal verdict awarding $8 million each to families of 2 teen workers who died in accident February 08, 2014|By Jennifer Delgado, Chicago Tribune reporter MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — — Carla Whitebread avoids driving by the grain bin where her son Wyatt died. … Continue reading Families of Grain Bin Victims Hope Lawsuit Victory Brings Change

New Technology Helps In Preventing Grain Bin Deaths

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- The one sure-fire way to avoid dying in a grain bin is to stay out. That's where Scott Haugan and some high-tech wizardry come in. Haugan, who runs the Howgan grain storage technology firm in Marshalltown, has teamed up with the Iowa's science and technology apparatus to push the idea of using … Continue reading New Technology Helps In Preventing Grain Bin Deaths

Updated: Authorities Investigate Another Grain Bin Death in Sidney, Illinois on 7-18-2013

Sidney, Illinois – A man is dead after getting trapped in a grain bin Wednesday.  According to the Champaign County Coroner, 55-year-old Roy McCarty was working inside a grain bin at the Premier Cooperative Grain Elevator, when he became buried "under a large amount of corn." Firefighters from the Urbana Fire Department arrived at 301 … Continue reading Updated: Authorities Investigate Another Grain Bin Death in Sidney, Illinois on 7-18-2013

Grain Bin Entrapment Leads To 1 dead in Dayton, Iowa

Another all too frequent grain bin accident is putting the spotlight on grain bin safety. Thiry-year-old Brandon Mullen got trapped Tuesday afternoon.  His body was pulled out about an hour and a half later, when rescue crews cut holes on the side of the bin. The National Education Center for Agriculture Safety travels around the … Continue reading Grain Bin Entrapment Leads To 1 dead in Dayton, Iowa

New! – OSU – Grain C.A.R.T. (Comprehensive Agricultural Rescue Trailer) Grain Bin Rescue

  Program Goal: The overarching goal is to collaboratively develop a comprehensive agricultural rescue program. The program will consist of Ohio Fire Academy curriculum, professional training and education, outreach education and awareness. Project Goal: Design a portable grain rescue training modular suitable for agricultural rescue and other safety educational programs for agricultural audiences. Project Objectives: … Continue reading New! – OSU – Grain C.A.R.T. (Comprehensive Agricultural Rescue Trailer) Grain Bin Rescue

Columbus, Ohio Farmer Dies, Trapped In Grain Bin

By  Holly Zachariah The Columbus Dispatch Thursday May 30, 2013 5:31 AM   Enlarge Image BETHEL TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT Bethel Township firefighters try to save Warren Mumma. The Clark County farmer had tried to install a secondary augur in his grain bin on Tuesday. It was with a heavy heart that Professor Dee Jepsen heard … Continue reading Columbus, Ohio Farmer Dies, Trapped In Grain Bin

Two Volunteer Fire Fighters Die After an Explosion While Attempting to Extinguish a Fire in a Coal Storage Silo – South Dakota

Executive Summary On September 15, 2011 a 20-year-old male, and a 22-year-old male, both volunteer fire fighters, were killed while attempting to extinguish a fire in a coal storage silo. After removing approximately 80 of the 100 tons of coal inside the silo, the two victims attempted to extinguish the fire by applying water through … Continue reading Two Volunteer Fire Fighters Die After an Explosion While Attempting to Extinguish a Fire in a Coal Storage Silo – South Dakota

2010 Chester, Illinois Grain Elevator Explosion Leads to $180 Million Jury Verdict

A federal jury recently awarded three workers approximately $180 million in damages for injuries sustained in a 2010 explosion at a grain elevator owned by ConAgra Foods, Inc.  See Jentz v. Conagra Foods, Inc., No. 3:10-cv-00747 (S.D.I. June 1, 2012).  At the one-month trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, … Continue reading 2010 Chester, Illinois Grain Elevator Explosion Leads to $180 Million Jury Verdict

Worker Rescued From Cement Silo In Holden, Massachusetts

    HOLDEN, Mass. — The Holden Fire Department rescued a man buried chest-deep inside a cement silo at Paquette Concrete in Holden Thursday afternoon. After receiving initial reports at approximately 1:58 p.m. that a worker was trapped in the silo, firefighters responded immediately to the scene at 1395 Wachusett Street. "He was in a … Continue reading Worker Rescued From Cement Silo In Holden, Massachusetts

OSHA Investigating Plant after Worker Rescued From Sand Silo

By Brian Slodysko TribLocal reporter Yesterday at 2:44 p.m. An ambulance pulls up to the building where an employee was trapped in a sand silo. Rescuers reached him at 3:20 p.m. and he was transported to Edward Hospital in Naperville. (photo by Patricia MacMillan) Dukane Precast, a building materials manufacturer, is under investigation by the … Continue reading OSHA Investigating Plant after Worker Rescued From Sand Silo

OSHA Letter to Grain Storage Facility Operators Regarding Recent Rise in Grain Bin Fatalities

February 1, 2011 Dear Grain Storage Facility Operator: Last July, two teenagers (ages 14 and 19) were killed in a tragic incident involving a grain elevator in Illinois. Both young workers suffocated after being engulfed in a grain bin they had entered to help clear. A third young worker was pulled out of the storage … Continue reading OSHA Letter to Grain Storage Facility Operators Regarding Recent Rise in Grain Bin Fatalities

New Training & Safety Video for Grain Bins in Light of Rise in Fatalities in 2010 – 2011

Grain Bin Safety Safety Precautions Whenever possible, don't enter a grain bin. If you must enter the bin, as a farm owner/operator you should: Break up crusted grain from the outside of the bin with a long pole. When using a pole, check to see that it doesn't come into contact with electric lines. Wear … Continue reading New Training & Safety Video for Grain Bins in Light of Rise in Fatalities in 2010 – 2011

Number of Suffocation Deaths in Grain Bins is Increasing

By MIKE McGRAW , The Kansas City Star The image of Patrick Hayes’ face after he suffocated in a grain bin under 60 tons of corn still haunts his father, Ron, who remembers: “Tears running down his cheeks; corn dust in his nose, his mouth, his eyes …” That deadly accident occurred 18 years ago. … Continue reading Number of Suffocation Deaths in Grain Bins is Increasing

Drowned in Corn: Grain Bin Deaths Hit Record & Feds Step Up Inspections After Accident that Killed 2 Illinois Teens

The three young workers sank into a funnel of corn that pulled them down like quicksand toward the bottom of the giant grain bin. Wyatt Whitebread, 14, started screaming as the kernels moved past his chest, up his chin and over his head within a matter of seconds. "We're going to die," moaned Alejandro "Alex" … Continue reading Drowned in Corn: Grain Bin Deaths Hit Record & Feds Step Up Inspections After Accident that Killed 2 Illinois Teens