1 Killed, 1 Hurt in Incident at Cargill Grain Facility

September 9, 2019

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1 Killed, 1 Hurt in Incident at Cargill Grain Facility
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A 26-year-old man was killed and another man was injured last Friday after they were electrocuted while working inside of a grain storage bin at the Cargill Ag facility in Cummings, KS, several local news organizations reported.

The two contract workers were performing repairs on the storage bin when the incident occurred, according to coverage by St. Joseph, MO-based news station KQTV. Emergency personnel were received word of the injuries at about 11:35 a.m.

“They suffered (an electric shock) somehow,” Atchison County Emergency Management Director Wes Lanter said in a statement to news website AtchisonGlobeNow.com. “They were extricated from the grain storage area; we went in there with ropes and harnesses and hoisted them out. They both required CPR at the scene.”

First responders transported the two injured men to an area hospital. Atchison County Sheriff’s Office identified the deceased worker as Angel Silas-Deleon, 26, of Logansport, IN. 

A security officer at the Cargill Ag plant told local reporters that operations at the facility were temporarily paused while emergency personnel were on scene. The cause of the electrocution is unknown.

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