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August 02, 2019 | The Coastland Times

North Carolina Releases Findings on Grain Bin Death

An employee at Lake Phelps Grain Inc., Creswell, became engulfed last Monday

The Occupational Safety and Health Division has released preliminary findings in a Creswell man’s death in a grain bin on July 29, reports The Coastland Times.

Elith Trinidad-Sosa, 49, an employee at Lake Phelps Grain Inc., Creswell, NC, became engulfed when he ascended a 13-foot-deep pile of corn in the center as he was preparing to clean out the bin, a state Department of Labor spokesperson explained.

Trinidad-Sosa was reported missing in a grain silo around 9:30 a.m. Co-workers and rescue teams took turns emptying the corn-filled bin, and Trinidad-Sosa’s body was located around 3:45 p.m.

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