Sibley County Man Dies in Grain Bin Accident

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FAXON TOWNSHIP, Minn. (KEYC) — A 74-year-old man died in a grain bin accident about 5 miles west of Belle Plaine Tuesday afternoon.

The victim’s name hasn’t been released, pending notification of relatives.

Sibley County sheriff deputies and emergency responders responded to the rural address at approximately 3:15 p.m.

Upon arrival, authorities discovered that the man had been unloading soybeans from the grain bin before becoming trapped and engulfed in soybeans.

Sheriff’s office deputies and emergency personnel worked to cut open the side of the grain bin to release grain in an attempt to remove the adult male.

The man’s body was recovered about one hour after first responders arrived onto the scene and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of death and surrounding circumstances remain under investigation.

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