Rescue efforts underway for man stuck in Butler County grain bin

   2019-05-30 22:05

A man trapped to his neck in wet soybeans has been successfully rescued from a Butler County grain bin, authorities said Thursday. The man, who owns the farm in the 2500 block of Timberman Road, was trapped inside of the grain bin for nearly three hours. Officials said the man was with a family member, who quickly called 911. The man’s name has not been released. The victim was trapped about 30 feet down in a grain bin that was about ¾ full, according to Fire Chief Steve Miller with the Ross Township Fire Department. He became entrapped around 4 p.m. and was pulled from the grain bin around 7 p.m. Authorities said the man was conscious and talking throughout the rescue. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.Individuals stuck in grain bins can easily be engulfed by the fast-flowing substance, agriculture officials said. Rescue crews called the extrication a “very technical rescue,” saying that a specialized retaining wall was placed around the victim so did not sink any further. Fire crews also sprayed water inside the bin. Authorities said contents inside the bin could be flammable, particularly if oxygen is scarce, and authorities are doing everything they can to avoid a fire from sparking.Around 50 rescue workers are at the scene, in addition to Red Cross employees.



A man trapped to his neck in wet soybeans has been successfully rescued from a Butler County grain bin, authorities said Thursday.

The man, who owns the farm in the 2500 block of Timberman Road, was trapped inside of the grain bin for nearly three hours.

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Officials said the man was with a family member, who quickly called 911. The man’s name has not been released.

The victim was trapped about 30 feet down in a grain bin that was about ¾ full, according to Fire Chief Steve Miller with the Ross Township Fire Department.

He became entrapped around 4 p.m. and was pulled from the grain bin around 7 p.m.

Authorities said the man was conscious and talking throughout the rescue. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Individuals stuck in grain bins can easily be engulfed by the fast-flowing substance, agriculture officials said.

Rescue crews called the extrication a “very technical rescue,” saying that a specialized retaining wall was placed around the victim so did not sink any further.

Fire crews also sprayed water inside the bin. Authorities said contents inside the bin could be flammable, particularly if oxygen is scarce, and authorities are doing everything they can to avoid a fire from sparking.

Around 50 rescue workers are at the scene, in addition to Red Cross employees.

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