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Atkinson, NE, Man Dies in Grain Bin Accident

Warren Funk, 68, went inside the bin while unloading corn


A 68-year-old man has died after becoming trapped in a grain bin in northern Nebraska according to a report at

Firefighters, medics and Holt County sheriff's deputies were sent the afternoon of April 19 to a property near Atkinson. They eventually freed the man, but he was pronounced dead later at West Holt Memorial Hospital in Atkinson.

The man's been identified as Warren Funk, of rural Atkinson. Atkinson Fire Chief Ryan Keogh says the accident occurred when Funk went inside the bin while unloading corn.

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