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(WQAD)   Man dies in the corniest way possible   (wqad.com) divider line 31
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2010-08-29 02:58:09 AM
Is there any grain of truth to this story?
 
2010-08-29 02:58:56 AM
I heard he really got creamed.
 
2010-08-29 03:02:25 AM
He looks like a husky guy.
 
2010-08-29 03:02:38 AM
Now I want to dig out and watch Witness...
 
2010-08-29 03:03:33 AM
He probably got an ear full.
 
2010-08-29 03:04:02 AM
I know another Illinois farmer who died like that.
But he was a wife-beater, so good riddance.
 
2010-08-29 03:05:51 AM
Don't they know the best way to clear out a grain silo is to throw a flaming torch into it?
 
2010-08-29 03:09:06 AM
Far from.
How about getting cornholed with an ear of corn by Tony Kornheiser at s KoЯn concert?
 
2010-08-29 03:11:08 AM
A bin operator died of a crashing kernels. Yep.
 
2010-08-29 03:15:23 AM
I've seen the play Rent. I know all about dying in the corniest way possible.
 
2010-08-29 03:25:59 AM
i33.tinypic.com

--nothing else to do
 
2010-08-29 03:31:26 AM
They're gonna have to pick him out of the corn for a change.
 
2010-08-29 03:32:20 AM
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2010-08-29 04:04:42 AM
1. Bang on the outside of the bin with a rubber mallet to dislodge the stuck corn.

2. Live to see another day.

3. Profit.
 
2010-08-29 04:18:27 AM
Mudflap: 1. Bang on the outside of the bin with a rubber mallet to dislodge the stuck corn.

2. Live to see another day.

3. Profit.


and your point?
 
2010-08-29 04:25:49 AM
barkingfarking: and your point?

Oh damn, we're required to make points here now?

It's inferred.
 
2010-08-29 04:30:59 AM
i37.tinypic.com
 
2010-08-29 06:52:11 AM
Mudflap: 1. Bang on the outside of the bin with a rubber mallet to dislodge the stuck corn.

2. Live to see another day.

3. Profit.


Exactly. This kind of accident started happening about 60 years ago when metal grain bins became the norm. Farmers and elevator owners figured out that getting in a grain bin when there was much of anything in there was dangerous. This guy died of stupidity - either his own or his bosses'
 
2010-08-29 07:28:06 AM
I live in the Midwest and this sort of thing happens once every 5-10 years or so. Each time I read a story, I wonder why these guys just use some sort of harness. Or, that an automated system hasn't been developed to do interior maintenance on silos.
 
2010-08-29 08:34:02 AM
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2010-08-29 08:34:52 AM
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2010-08-29 10:05:00 AM
<b><a>harrycary</a>:</b> <i>I live in the Midwest and this sort of thing happens once every 5-10 years or so. Each time I read a story, I wonder why these guys just use some sort of harness. Or, that an automated system hasn't been developed to do interior maintenance on silos.</i>


LOL WUT? This is the third time it's happened here in a month. The first time it was 2 teenagers, one of which was 14....so that business is gonna get fined by OSHA.
 
2010-08-29 10:09:58 AM
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2010-08-29 10:12:43 AM
I don't see how this happens after having played in a bunch of silos as a a child in elementary and middle school. Caking shouldn't ever be more than 3 or 4 inches thick toward the bottom and maybe 2 at the top, even in a fairly narrow silo with that extending 20' up from the bottom knocking it down wouldn't fill the silo more than 4 or 5 foot high and you can walk up loose grain without sinking much at all. Unless he as hit by a chunk in the head as it fell early in the process and knocked out there is no way for grain to really cover him. Another possibility might be one f the really really huge transhipment silos you see in cities but even then I think that caking wouldn't that huge. Now if he went in to remove caking, and passed out due to heat or whatever then someone started filling atop him that could be a much larger problem. Something important is missing there. As for banging on the outside. Sometimes that gets it sometimes it doesn't depends on the silo, the caking, and other factors.
 
2010-08-29 10:46:02 AM
Did it involve a hyper wank device???

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2010-08-29 11:10:12 AM
wb1gjk

Came for the "Witness"


Nice job.
 
2010-08-29 11:12:09 AM
"Man dies in wurst way possible"

Here's the headline. Now I will sit patiently waiting for the right story to come along.
 
2010-08-29 11:34:04 AM
"Unfortunately this happens every once in a while," said Cady. "It's an unfortunate thing with grain bins."

Uh, I think I would find another position within the organization if what Cady says is true.
 
2010-08-29 11:55:39 AM
ubermensch: <b><a>harrycary</a>:</b> <i>I live in the Midwest and this sort of thing happens once every 5-10 years or so. Each time I read a story, I wonder why these guys just use some sort of harness. Or, that an automated system hasn't been developed to do interior maintenance on silos.</i>


LOL WUT? This is the third time it's happened here in a month. The first time it was 2 teenagers, one of which was 14....so that business is gonna get fined by OSHA.


It's always weird when news at home hits Fark.
 
2010-08-29 12:40:23 PM
Would the corn crush you as well? Because I'm thinking this could be solved by SCUBA.

/Looks like the corn's collapsed again. Let's go dig out Donald Ray.
 
2010-08-30 01:27:51 AM
This actually happens quite often. My neighbor works for one of the larger grain companies in the US and she's told me about employee's dying in the same or similar fashion on a number of occasions... at least 2 or 3 times a year.

Typically, anyone going into a silo is suppose to be hooked up into a safety hoist thingy like climbers wear so they can be pulled out if the grain under them collapses (or the walls fall in like this guy).

But yeah, they get crushed and suffocate, not suffocate from lack air/grain in their mouth. I'm sure that's factor, but the weight pressing around the chest is too much to allow breath in, so SCUBA wouldn't solve the problem.

A lot of times, though, she says they don't use the safety equipment because it's too much of a hassle to hook up just to "knock some grain loose." So you end up with a dead worker.
 
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