ARVILLA, N.D. — A 58-year-old man is dead after an elevator bin accident at Columbia Grain in Arvilla on Wednesday, July 3, according to the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities responded to a call of man trapped in a grain bin shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday. A news release from the sheriff's office said a man from rural Aneta was working inside the bin when he became submerged in corn.
Sheriff Andy Schneider said rescue workers lost contact with the man as they attempted to save him by releasing grain from the bin.
After about an hour of searching, the man was pulled from the bin at around 5:15 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the news release.
The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office said it won't release the victim's name until his family is notified of his death.
Arvilla is about 20 miles west of Grand Forks.