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Grain Bin Death in Minnesota

Sibley County incident marks fourth grain bin accident in nearly one month in state

Rodger Slater, 74 of Eagan, MN, died in a grain bin accident near Faxon Township, MN, or approximately five miles west of Belle Plaine, Tuesday afternoon, reports KEYC.

At 3:15 p.m., authorities discovered that Slater had been unloading soybeans from the grain bin before becoming trapped and engulfed.

Sheriff’s office deputies and emergency personnel worked to cut open the side of the grain bin to release grain in an attempt to remove Slater.

Slater’s body was recovered approximately one hour after first responders arrived; he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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