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Teen rescued from Grain Bin in Clinton, Missouri

A teen employee at Hankins Grain Company was saved after being buried up to his chest in corn.

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A teen was rescued from a grain bin at Hankins Grain Company in Clinton, Missouri, according to reporting from Heidi Schmidt and Nydja Hood at KCT5 and Grant Flanders and Kelli Peltier from Fox 4. On the morning of January 29th, Clinton Police and first responders were called to the scene following reports of an individual stuck inside a grain bin. Upon arrival, authorities found the boy buried up to his chest in grain

Employees were engaged in cleaning out the grain bin when a void space, created by wet grain, collapsed. This sudden shift caused the victim to be pulled down and buried in the grain. The rescue took just under 3 hours and utilized The Great Wall of Rescue. Despite emerging unharmed and in good spirits, the boy was sent to the hospital as a precautionary measure. This incident has drawn the attention of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is now investigating the events of that day. OSHA has a six-month timeframe to complete its report, which will likely scrutinize the safety protocols and circumstances that led to the entrapment.

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