December 22, 2014 | Tri-State Media
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One Dead in Lynnville, IN, Grain Bin Entrapment

R.V. “Rocky” Schmidt had a safety rope around him while in the bin

One Dead in Lynnville, IN, Grain Bin Entrapment

A Lynnville man was killed working in a grain bin Friday morning in southeast Gibson County. 

According to Gibson County Coroner Barrett Doyle, R.V. “Rocky” Schmidt was killed by mechanical asphyxiation in his grain bin at 10203 south County Road 1150 East. 

“Basically the corn constricted around him,” Doyle said Sunday after an autopsey was performed. “You can’t really take in air … It is like if someone was to squeeze you tightly around the chest.”

Doyle said Schmidt was found with a shovel and did have a safety rope on him, likely shoveling grain. To read more click here.

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