Worker Dies in Grain Bin Accident

Another worker was able to escape.

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One person died and another was injured from a grain bin accident in southwest Minnesota.Image courtesy of Judith_Silver / iStock / Getty Images Plus

A 27-year-old man died after being trapped in a grain bin for more than an hour northeast of Porter, MN, which is in the southwest corner of the state.

The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office received a call Tuesday morning reporting two men were stuck in a storage silo, authorities said. 

According to a news release from the sheriff's office, rescue personnel worked for about an hour removing the grain from the bin before the 27-year-old was located. Life-saving efforts were performed but were not successful.

A 62-year-old was also trapped in the grain bin, but was able to free himself when law enforcement arrived, said a West Central Tribune report.

The younger worker was still trapped inside the bin when first responders arrived, according to the news release from Chief Deputy Travis Peterson.

The 62-year-old was transported to a local hospital and later released.

According to the release, a rescue service member with heat-related injuries was also transported to the hospital.

Responders from various areas also assisted the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office.

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