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(Des Moines Register)   Most farmers who fall into a grain bin of corn never come out alive. This guy is an exception. "Doctors told me if I were 10 years older, my heart would have exploded from how fast it was beating"   (desmoinesregister.com) divider line 79
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2013-07-05 04:58:06 PM  
Something must be DONE about this nation's grain bin scourge! *pounds desk with fist*
 
2013-07-05 05:38:55 PM  
We need giants to shake the bin and then the farmer would float to the top. Like a toy in a cereal box.
 
2013-07-05 05:40:18 PM  
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2013-07-05 05:41:01 PM  
There's a reason you don't go into bins without safety gear, dorkus.
 
2013-07-05 05:42:59 PM  
Gotta stay awake gotta try and shake off
This creeping malaise.
If I don't stand my own ground
How can I find my way out of this maize?
 
2013-07-05 05:43:30 PM  
Now can we have a conservation about grain bin safety?
 
2013-07-05 05:43:56 PM  
Corny.
 
2013-07-05 05:44:04 PM  
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Corn must be stored in containers not exceeding 16 oz.
 
2013-07-05 05:45:05 PM  
He was up to his ears in corn.
 
2013-07-05 05:46:28 PM  

the_rhino: Now can we have a conservation about grain bin safety?


Too soon, man.  It's just too soon.
 
2013-07-05 05:46:28 PM  

gopher321: Something must be DONE about this nation's grain bin scourge! *pounds desk with fist*


The only thing that stops a bad guy with a grain bin is a good guy with a grain bin.
 
2013-07-05 05:47:30 PM  
"A Grain Bin of Corn" was my indie college band's name
 
2013-07-05 05:48:20 PM  

the_rhino: Now can we have a conservation about grain bin safety?


Conservation? No.
Conversation, maybe
 
2013-07-05 05:48:28 PM  
www.hwdyk.com
Wanted for questioning
 
2013-07-05 05:48:45 PM  
Some folks'll never lose an arm
Then again some folk'll
 
2013-07-05 05:49:04 PM  
FTFA: Suddenly, an air pocket sucked him down farther

Air pocket? Not buying it. Actually, the grain became self-aware and after suffering for years at the will of the farmer and his weapons of steel, it had finally had enough.
 
2013-07-05 05:49:54 PM  
FTFA:
Farmers routinely face the risk of an accident, but entrapment reports are somewhat rare: The Purdue study found 20 to 30 reports nationwide each year, although researchers expected that more accidents went unreported.

Soooooo, the actual odds of dying are somewhat less than 74%. Something more along the lines of approximately zero percent.
 
2013-07-05 05:50:10 PM  
Watch your cornhole bud.
 
2013-07-05 05:51:47 PM  
That is one lucky son of a gun. Glad he made it out alive.

Hope he buys a safety harness instead of using a rope. Hope he also knows not to enter a grain bin without having a look out watching over FROM OUTSIDE the opening.
 
2013-07-05 05:52:32 PM  
This wouldn't have happened if he had been armed.
 
2013-07-05 05:52:39 PM  

obamadidcoke: Wanted for questioning


You win. And we're done here.

/unless someone wants to post a beavis/cornholio pic
 
2013-07-05 05:52:40 PM  
What a corn helmet looks like.

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2013-07-05 05:52:41 PM  
One firefighter suffered from heat exhaustion and another had an injured shoulder from wedging himself in the rescue tube to keep it from collapsing.

Rescue tube collapsing?  Wedge it open with your body!

/You sir are a hero
 
2013-07-05 05:53:05 PM  
Could have gotten him out faster with a weed sprayer, a gallon of gasoline and a lighter.
 
2013-07-05 05:53:49 PM  
Young, dumb, and full of corn.
Almost.
 
2013-07-05 05:54:45 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: There's a reason you don't go into bins without safety gear, dorkus.


did you read the article? he had safety gear, an oxygen mask of sorts, and he credits that as being the single reason he survived.

dorkus
 
2013-07-05 05:58:29 PM  

ElLoco: Could have gotten him out faster with a weed sprayer, a gallon of gasoline and a lighter.

 
2013-07-05 06:03:40 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com Won't somebody please think of the children?!
 
2013-07-05 06:10:06 PM  
"My whole life I've been told that once you go down in a grain bin, you die."

why would you go down on someone in a grain bin anyway?
 
2013-07-05 06:12:42 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: "My whole life I've been told that once you go down in a grain bin, you die."
why would you go down on someone in a grain bin anyway?


In this case, to clear rotten corn that was blocking more corn from properly entering.
 
2013-07-05 06:14:35 PM  

WTFDYW: That is one lucky son of a gun. Glad he made it out alive.

Hope he buys a safety harness instead of using a rope. Hope he also knows not to enter a grain bin without having a look out watching over FROM OUTSIDE the opening.


Is it like a climbing harness, where if the corn drops out from under him, he won't fall into the pocket? If so...I don't understand how that's not mandatory (along with a spotter) for anyone dicking around in a silo. Or is it mandatory but not enforced?
 
2013-07-05 06:14:39 PM  

BradleyUffner: Dead for Tax Reasons: "My whole life I've been told that once you go down in a grain bin, you die."
why would you go down on someone in a grain bin anyway?

In this case, to clear rotten corn that was blocking more corn from properly entering.


if she has rotten corn down there i don't want to be sticking my corn in anyway
 
2013-07-05 06:15:41 PM  
Do they just walk on it or what?

http://3dsmodels.com/textures/Objects/758045.JPG

Not sure if it would work against air pockets...
 
2013-07-05 06:16:23 PM  
you know, either using the buddy system or an anchored safety harness could make that fatality number drop to 0%.  they haven't figured something out yet?  lol idiots.
 
2013-07-05 06:16:46 PM  
Farm accidents are in the top ten ways guys get killed. My cousin was trying to step over an auger in a silo to turn it off and he fell in. the ager caught his overalls and pulled him in until his uncle ran over to turn it off.
He would have been toast if not for my uncle.

Also this same cousin ran into the transformer shack to escape a thunderstorm. Got struck by lightning. Didn't get killed but his shirt got burnt off.

/not the brightest crayon in the box.
 
2013-07-05 06:17:48 PM  
Bill_Wick's_Friend:

Gotta stay awake gotta try and shake off
This creeping malaise.
If I don't stand my own ground
How can I find my way out of this maize?


That was a real dog of a pun.

/ would have gone with "He was saved by amaizing grace."
 
2013-07-05 06:20:10 PM  
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2013-07-05 06:20:58 PM  

Lady Indica: WTFDYW: That is one lucky son of a gun. Glad he made it out alive.

Hope he buys a safety harness instead of using a rope. Hope he also knows not to enter a grain bin without having a look out watching over FROM OUTSIDE the opening.

Is it like a climbing harness, where if the corn drops out from under him, he won't fall into the pocket? If so...I don't understand how that's not mandatory (along with a spotter) for anyone dicking around in a silo. Or is it mandatory but not enforced?


"You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons. "
 
2013-07-05 06:23:02 PM  

Astorix: Farm accidents are in the top ten ways guys get killed. My cousin was trying to step over an auger in a silo to turn it off and he fell in. the ager caught his overalls and pulled him in until his uncle ran over to turn it off.
He would have been toast if not for my uncle.

Also this same cousin ran into the transformer shack to escape a thunderstorm. Got struck by lightning. Didn't get killed but his shirt got burnt off.

/not the brightest crayon in the box.


Your cousin is obviously a super hero with an extra chromosome. He's not too bright, but he can't be killed by anything on this earth.
 
2013-07-05 06:23:18 PM  
This is why we need to kill all the corn while they're still babies.

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2013-07-05 06:26:50 PM  

Lady Indica: WTFDYW: That is one lucky son of a gun. Glad he made it out alive.

Hope he buys a safety harness instead of using a rope. Hope he also knows not to enter a grain bin without having a look out watching over FROM OUTSIDE the opening.

Is it like a climbing harness, where if the corn drops out from under him, he won't fall into the pocket? If so...I don't understand how that's not mandatory (along with a spotter) for anyone dicking around in a silo. Or is it mandatory but not enforced?


It is mandatory for an employee at a commercial grain elevator, but if you are going into your own bin on your own farm, you can do whatever dumbass thing you want.
 
2013-07-05 06:26:56 PM  

Mark Ratner: Astorix: Farm accidents are in the top ten ways guys get killed. My cousin was trying to step over an auger in a silo to turn it off and he fell in. the ager caught his overalls and pulled him in until his uncle ran over to turn it off.
He would have been toast if not for my uncle.

Also this same cousin ran into the transformer shack to escape a thunderstorm. Got struck by lightning. Didn't get killed but his shirt got burnt off.

/not the brightest crayon in the box.

Your cousin is obviously a super hero with an extra chromosome. He's not too bright, but he can't be killed by anything on this earth.



And somewhere out there is his exact opposite: They call him....Mr Grass.
 
2013-07-05 06:29:16 PM  

Combustion: And somewhere out there is his exact opposite: They call him....Mr Grass.


Damn that was a terrible movie.  I saw it at a second run theater for like $2, and I still wanted my money back.
 
2013-07-05 06:29:19 PM  
What a  pud.
Seems like he had Survivor's eye of the tiger.
Good thing he wasn't  skinned alive.

/I forgot how to do this
 
2013-07-05 06:32:49 PM  
So he got cornholed?
 
2013-07-05 06:34:25 PM  

js34603: Some folks'll never lose an arm
Then again some folk'll


Like Cletus the slack-jawed yokel.
 
2013-07-05 06:37:52 PM  

farkMcFark: Won't somebody please think of the children?!



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2013-07-05 06:38:53 PM  
Way back when that happened in a silo near where I was working. Two men fell in a corn silo. you'd think the corn would act like a dense bed but it acts like ball bearings, and you slide beneath the surface until your specific gravity equalizes at the depth of the corn around you.
 
2013-07-05 06:41:11 PM  
white (corn) people problems.
 
2013-07-05 06:43:53 PM  
Next time they should light a big fire under the corn bin. He'll pop right out.
 
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