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Champaign County Grain Bin Accident Kills One

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:38:16 CDT
By: AP

A 55-year-old man died after an accident in a central Illinois grain bin. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says Roy McCarty died yesterday afternoon when he was buried beneath corn in a sweltering Sidney grain bin. Temperatures inside the bin were about 120 degrees. Firefighters say the Sidney man was working at Premier Cooperative when the accident took place. An autopsy is expected today. Authorities say the accident is under investigation.

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