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Penn State Extension training key in grain bin rescue

· June 8, 2018

First responders credit training from Penn State Extension in the successful rescue of a Pennsylvania farmer from a grain bin last month. Michael Pate, Nationwide Insurance Associate Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences says the incident, which happened in May on a farm in Northumberland County, illustrates the importance […]

Illinois farmer rescued after stuck in grain bin for hours

· April 16, 2018

We’re happy to hear this good news from Wyanet, Illinois last week after a farmer was successfully rescued from a grain bin. According to Bureau County Republican, the man had been stuck in soybeans for about three hours Wednesday evening before first responders were called to the scene. After Wyanet Fire and Rescue assessed the […]

Virginia man dies trying to fix grain bin flow

· March 16, 2018

Our thoughts go out to this Virginia man’s family after this heartbreaking news this week. On Tuesday, the Amelia Sheriff’s Office received a report of a man trapped in a grain bin on a farm in the 13000 block of Genito Road. Dustin Lee Arthur, 30, was trying to fix the soybean flow in the […]

Iowa man dies after getting trapped in grain bin

· August 8, 2017

Our hearts go out to the Waterloo, Iowa community after this tragic accident Monday. Rand Renner, 68, an employee of East Central Iowa Co-op, died after becoming trapped in a grain bin. Rescue crews were called to the scene at about 11:30 a.m. Monday to try to save Renner, who had become trapped in soybeans. […]

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