Farmer Saved from Grain Bin

By: News Intern Katherine Jones

PELICAN RAPIDS- It was a close call for a farmer trapped at the bottom of an underground grain bin south of Pelican Rapids.  

Fire Chief Trevor Steeves says the 70-year old man was clearing out a clog in the mixer when he triggered a sensor that dumped hundreds of bushels of ground corn on top of him. Firefighters started using buckets to scoop out the grain and then brought in a large industrial vacuum.  

Steeves says it took about two hours to get the man out safely with no injuries. He says very few victims survive these types of accidents.

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