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Grain Bin Accidents

According to researchers at Purdue University, more than 900 cases of grain engulfment have been reported with a fatality rate of 62% in the past 50 years. In 2010, at least 26 U.S. workers were killed in grain engulfment accidents − the highest number on record.

Here is a partial list of just some of the most recent accidents reported since January, 2016:

Iowa man killed by avalanche of corn in grain bin failure. Nov 2017

Grain elevator fall kills man in western MN. Oct 2017

Man dies in grain elevator fall. Oct 2017

Grain silo accident claims life of Central Texas man. Oct 2017

Elderly Iowa man dies in grain bin. Sept 2017

8-year old girl ok after falling into empty grain bin. Sept 2017

SW Kansas man dies in grain elevator accident. Sept 2017

Firefighters from 6 departments work to save man. Aug 2017

Man killed in Waterloo grain bin accident. Aug 2017

Worker injured in fall at Wichita grain elevator. Jul 2017

Man dies after being trapped in collapsed silage pile. Jul 2017

Western Michigan man dies in accident at grain elevator. Jul 2017

MFD rescues victim from grain elevator near TCF. Jun 2017

79-year-old man rescued from grain bin. Jun 2017

Man airlifted to hospital after grain bin accident. Jun 2017

Emergency crews rescue man trapped in grain bin. May 2017

Man killed in grain bin accident in Buchanan County. May 2017

One rescued in grain bin accident near Otley. May 2017

Van Wert, OH Fire Department rescues man from grain bin. Apr 2017

Two workers injured after silo collapse. Apr 2017

Kentucky man dies after falling into grain bin. Mar 2017

Man hurt after getting trapped in grain storage building in Catoosa. Jan 2017

Worker dies after fall into malting plant. Jan 2017

Millington man rescued after farm accident. Dec 2016

UPDATE - Two men successfully rescued from grain silo. Oct. 2016

Iowa farm worker, 46, dies after falling inside a silo. Oct. 2016

Winner mourns 16-year-old boy killed in farm accident. Oct. 2016

Man who died in Darke County grain bin identified. Oct. 2016

28-year-old man loses left leg after co-op auger accident in Ellsworth. Sep. 2016

Prescott man dies after fall from grain bin. Sep. 2016

Teen flown to Boise hospital after work accident at Murtaugh silo. Aug. 2016

Man identified in fatal silo accident in Stockton. Aug. 2016 

Fergus Falls man who died from grain bin accident identified. Aug. 2016

Man dies after getting trapped in grain bin. July 2016

Men rescued from grain bin released from hospital. July 2016

72-year-old man dies after grain bin accident. July 2016

Worker dies from accident at Fairland feed mill. June 2016

Rescuers pull man from grain bin. June 2016

Farmer rescued after falling into grain bin In Burlington County. June 2016

West Point man dies from grain bin collapse. May 2016

Wind may have caused grain bin accident that injured man. April 2016

Butterfield man injured in grain bin accident, Apr 2016

Man rescued from grain bin in Posey Co. March 2016

Update: Kearney man killed in grain elevator accident. March 2016

Conway Springs grain bin worker rescued from grain elevator. March 2016

Grain bin explosion injures workers in Hinton, Iowa. March 2016 

Man rescued from McPherson County grain bin. March 2016

Man seriously injured after being caught in grain auger. Feb. 2016

Missouri farmer tells grain bin survival story. Feb 2016

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