New Dust Explosion Protection Introduced for Grain Industry
The ProFlapPlusIII from IEP Technologies is the only flap-style isolation valve on the market today that fully complies with the NFPA 69-2014 standard without special review and approval by the AHJ.[Read More]
Fire Damages Hinton, IA, Elevator
The cause of fire in a grain dryer remains undetermined.[Read More]
Man Found Dead In Grain Feed Mixer
Veterinarian was killed on his family farm after falling in to grain feed mixer.[Read More]
NGFA Urges FDA To Remove Changes to FSMA Facility Registration Rules
Rule would modify aspects of food facility registration process.[Read More]
Developing Biosecure Feed Supply Strategies
A new set of guidelines help the feed and ingredient manufacuting industries to develop biosecure practices.[Read More]
Grain Elevator Fire in LaCrosse, IN, Ruled Accidental
Site will be cleaned-up by the end of the summer[Read More]
Woman Falls, Dies In Abandoned Elevator
A women fell to her death in an abandoned MN grain elevator.[Read More]
Workers Injured in Grain Facility Explosion South of Warren, IL[Read More]
Review safety tips for working around bins and silos
Farming consistently ranks as one of the most hazardous job occupations and according to the Ohio State University Extension Farm Safety and Health program, on average, 26 Ohio farm workers lose their lives to production agriculture each year.
Grain bins present one of those farm hazards where we occasionally hear tragic stories of lives lost due to grain engulfment or from being overcome from toxic vapors. Flowing grain acts much like quicksand and can rapidly trap or bury a person. Even if a person is not buried or suffocated by the grain, the weight of the grain and its flowing nature make it almost impossible to escape without assistance.
Grain bin safety week is Feb. 23-March 1....[Read More]
Two Hurt in Derailment at CHS Grain Elevator in Lowder, IL
LOWDER - Ice and snow may have caused a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train to derail early Feb. 13 at a grain elevator about 6 miles northwest of Virden, according to the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office.
The empty cars derailed on a rail spur on the property of the CHS grain elevator, 10955 North St. in Lowder, just after 2 a.m. Some of the employees present were working in an elevated control room at the time of the accident, and additional employees were in other areas of the elevator.
"All had to evacuate the area as the cars began to topple supports for the control room," a news release from the sheriff's office said.
Two employees suffered bruises and contusions and...[Read More]
Rose Creek, MN, Farmer Rescued From Grain Bin
Feb. 12--ROSE CREEK -- A Rose Creek farmer survived 90 minutes with his legs trapped in a drying bin on Tuesday afternoon.
Craig Nelson got stuck in the bin of soybeans while loading the beans into a semitrailer. Al Mullenbach, assistant chief of the Rose Creek Volunteer Fire Department, said Nelson climbed in after an unloading auger got stuck.
As he tried to loosen up the soybeans, Nelson got sucked in, with the beans up to his waist. He yelled for the driver of the semitrailer.
"It's cold in there, roughly the same temperature that is outside," Mullenbach said. "(Nelson) told me, that if someone would not have been out here with me, I would have froze to death.
"It took us...[Read More]