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Buchanan County Farmer Dies in Grain Bin Accident

A Buchanan County farmer has died in a grain bin accident.

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says they received a 911 call on Wednesday shortly after 5 pm from the 1600 block of Nathan Bethel Avenue northwest of Winthrop. The woman calling told the dispatcher that she could not locate her husband at their farm residence. She believed he might be in a grain dryer, as video surveillance on site last showed him going up into the grain dryer. 

Sheriff’s Deputies and Winthrop Fire personnel were dispatched to the scene.  After a brief search, the man was found in the grain dryer. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

According to the initial investigation, it appears the man became trapped under corn in the dryer and was unable to free himself.   

The victim’s name has not yet been released.

This incident remains under investigation.


photo courtesy of Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office

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