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Two Rescued After Falling in Centerra Grain Elevator

Incident occurred at Centerra facility in Grafton, OH, Friday morning

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Two Centerra employees were rescued on Friday after falling approximately 10 to 12 feet while inside of a grain elevator in Grafton, OH, reports 3News WKYC.

When the men fell, they were between the second and third floors of a grain elevator at the receiving facility for Lorain County, Ohio, which stores wheat, beans and corn.

The men were operating as they normally would, according to officials, when they slipped from their platforms.

The first man was able to come down a ladder inside the structure himself and was transported to a hospital.

The second man was more difficult to get out, and it took about about two hours to free.

A spokesperson for Centerra told 3News:

"From everyone at Centerra, we want to express our thanks that the two people involved in the accident at our Grafton grain location are safe. We are especially grateful for the very prompt and trained response of our area fire departments. We are investigating the equipment malfunction that caused this accident. On behalf the employees and families of Centerra, we are thankful for the prayers and thoughts of people in the community who have reached out to us."

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