Worker Killed in Winthrop Grain Facility Accident

WINTHROP, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a worker has been killed in an accident at a grain facility in Winthrop.

Winthrop Fire Chief Chris Hare says medics were sent to the Viafield co-op facility shortly before 2 pm Tuesday. The man already had been pulled from a grain cart, so efforts were made to revive him. He later died at a hospital. His name and other information about the accident haven’t been released.

A Viafield spokesman says an investigation is underway.