A man died after falling in a grain storage bin at a Montcalm County
farm in Michigan USA.
While a collegue was loading shelled corn
from the 10,000 bushel bin into a semi truck's trailer, the 65
old Russel Fisk went to the top of the bin to break away frozen corn
that blocked an airshaft. That is when he slipped and fell into the
bin. Fisk was pulled to the bottom of the bin due to the action of the
auger removing the corn.
"He stepped into the bin, either broke through
the crust or had fallen into the middle, and once that process begins it's like
quicksand, you simply go to the bottom," according to Montcalm County Sheriff
After about three hours of furious, yet careful,
digging, members of Montcalm County's Specialized Emergency Response Team pulled
the man from the bottom of the bin. He was pronounced dead at the scene after
suffocating, according to authorities' preliminary
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