SERVICES PENDING: Two Killed In Grain Bin Accident
Two men were pulled from a grain bin Thursday afternoon in northeast Iowa during a rescue attempt.
Emergency crews were called to Schneider’s Milling in Waverly just after 1:00 p.m. and the men were pulled from the bin around 2:15 p.m.
Waverly Fire Chief Dennis Happel says the men were doing maintenance work but became trapped in about eight to ten feet of corn.
Investigators would not release the condition of the men, but Kaiser Corson Funeral Home said services are pending for Rick and Adam Schneider. Both worked at Schneider’s Milling, a company owned by Gary Schneider.
A medical helicopter was on scene but Happel says it wasn’t needed to transport any patients. He would not elaborate on that comment or release any information on the men’s conditions.
An investigation into the accident will be done by OSHA but officials have no reason to believe foul play was involved.