Grain Bin Engulfment Claims Man’s Life in IllinoisGrain Bin Engulfment Claims Man’s Life in Illinois
July 12, 2018
An Illinois man died Tuesday in a grain engulfment incident at a LaMoille, IL silo after he became trapped while clearing material, several local news organizations reported.
The victim, identified by authorities as 73-year-old Roger Cogdal, reportedly fell into the grain bin, Ottawa, IL-based news website MyWebTimes.com said in its coverage. First responders were called to the site at about 8:30 p.m.
Crews had to empty the grain bin, which is capable of storing 10,000 to 12,000 bushels, prior to recovering Cogdal’s body. He was pronounced dead on the scene, LaMoille Fire Department Chief Brent Becker toldthe LaSalle NewsTribune.
Officials from the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office and the local coroner are conducting investigations into the man’s death.
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