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Louisiana Man Dies in Grain Silo

Burciaga Martinez, 47, became trapped after falling in

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A man trapped inside a grain silo Tuesday afternoon has been pronounced dead, the Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office told WBRZ.

Burciaga Martinez, 47, became trapped inside a grain silo at Beaud Farms and slipped deeper into the bin as rescuers attempted to reach him.

Sources said he somehow fell into the grain elevator portion of the structure and more than an hour after arriving on the scene, rescuers were still having trouble reaching him.

The incident remains under investigation.

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