Grain Bin

West Fargo firefighters train for grain bin rescues

"Farmers are in their bins all the time so training like this; we need to take advantage of this as much as we can."

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The West Fargo Fire department shows us one of the many things they train on when they’re not fighting fires. “We like to get indoor training like this for the winter times, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of the cold weather, stay inside, but farming accidents like grain bin extrication can occur…

Identity of Park River Man Pulled From Grain Bin Released

The Man Was Trying To Dislodge Grain Monday Afternoon

WALSH CO., N.D. — A man who died while trying to dislodge grain inside a bin in Walsh County is identified. He is 50-year-old Thomas Shirek of Park River. Authorities say Shirek became trapped inside the bin Monday afternoon, about 6 miles south of Adams. He was taken to the hospital in Park River where he died. Categories: Local News,…

80-Year-Old Man Dies after Falling into Grain Bin

The man was identified as 80-year-old Richard Volk.

WEBSTER, N.D.–The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office retrieved a man’s body after he fell into a grain bin near Webster, North Dakota on Wednesday. Officers received a call at approximately 4:30 p.m. for a man trapped in a grain bin. Upon arrival the man’s body could not be located. The Devils Lake Rural Fire and Devils Lake City Fire were able…

Pelican Rapids Area Farmer Buried in Grain Bin Rescued Without Injury

The man was given oxygen while still trapped but came out unharmed.

PELICAN RAPIDS, M.N.–Some luck and good training saved the life of a farmer trapped at the bottom of a bin, buried by hundreds of bushels of ground corn at a farm just south of Pelican Rapids. Fire Chief Trevor Steeves says the victim was cleaning out a plugged feed line when he tripped a sensor, which flooded the bin with…

Officials Release Name Of Man Who Fell Into ND Grain Bin

58 year old Kevin John Anderson was trapped while cleaning the bin.

File ImageARVILLA, ND — The Grand Forks County Sheriff released the name of the rural Aneta man pulled from a grain bin at Columbia Grain. 58 year old Kevin John Anderson was trapped while cleaning the bin. He became buried under approximately 15 feet of corn. Rescue crews spent at least two hours attempting to locate and recovering Anderson. He…

Man Pulled From Grain Bin Dies At The Scene

The Sargent County sheriff says another farmer who was driving by noticed a running auger with no one around

SARGENT, ND — A man died after he got caught in a grain bin at a farm in Brampton, North Dakota. The Sargent County sheriff says another farmer who was driving by noticed a running auger with no one around. He checked the bin and discovered signs that the man was loading corn and became trapped. First responders and neighbors were…

Farm Rescue Foundation To Raffle Off 5,000 Bushel Hopper Bin

The hopper bin was donated by Envision Cooperative in Rugby; the raffle will be held July 11

HORACE, N.D. — The Farm Rescue Foundation is set to raffle off a grain bin to help local farmers in need. The 5,000 bushel hopper bin was donated for the raffle by Envision Cooperative in Rugby. Fourteen sponsors have come together to help the Farm Rescue Foundation with the raffle, even if it means putting aside competition to help farmers in…