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Keystone man dies in grain elevator accident

Dec 30, 2015 at 09:50 AM CST
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Dec 29, 2015 at 9:22 pm


KEYSTONE — A 56-year-old Keystone died after an accident at a grain elevator Tuesday afternoon.

Benton County Sheriff Randall Forsyth said the man was vacuuming grain into a semi-trailer truck at the Benton Grain Co. LLC elevator in Keystone around 2:45 p.m. when a pile of corn collapsed on him.

First responders were called to the elevator and worked with local volunteers for about 30 minutes to free the man, but he later died.

A Benton County sheriff’s deputy at the scene said another person was taken to an area hospital for breathing problems related to the incident.

The man’s name hasn’t yet been released, pending notification of family members.