Worker Rescued from Inside Grain Bin

The worker had to be extricated from the grain auger.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

January 18, 2024

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Worker stuck in grain bin
The worker was airlifted to the hospital.Image courtesy of BryanE / iStock via Getty Images

One person is in the hospital with serious injuries following a grain bin entrapment in Litchfield, IL, reported the Taylorville Daily News.

Litchfield Fire responded to an unknown emergency at the Farmers Grain plant in Litchfield on Tuesday around 2:16 p.m. The caller advised to send an ambulance fast. Dispatch eventually learned that a person was entangled in an auger inside a grain bin.

When first responders arrived, they found two Farmers Grain employees shoveling beans off the worker who was stuck. The patient was extricated from the auger and removed through the side scuttle hole.  


Litchfield EMS performed Advanced Life Support Care to the patient on the scene before he was transferred by helicopter to St. Louis Hospital. 

Litchfield Fire Department praised the Farmers Grain employees who acted swiftly and diligently to prevent greater harm. The workers assisted fire department personnel without hesitation and it was the best outcome possible. 

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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