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Worker injured in skid loader accident at Illinois grain elevator

Employee accidentally backing into an auger trough while operating within a grain bin.

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Dave Hinton reported on a worker that was injured at a Paxton, Illinois, grain elevator on Monday morning in an accident involving a skid loader for The News-Gazette. The incident occurred at the Ludlow Cooperative Grain Elevator’s Paxton facility.

The employee was operating the skid loader inside a grain bin when he accidentally backed into an auger trough, resulting in a leg injury. The worker was then transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Emergency calls initially feared a grain entrapment, but the worker was not trapped in the grain.

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