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Tips offered on grain bin safety

 

September 12, 2018

Karla Pomeroy

Connie Werbelow of the Farm Service Agency in Greybull shows how quickly a person can get buried in grain if they are in a bin when the door is open as "Lucy" gets buried quickly (four seconds up to the knees and 20 seconds fully engulfed) during the Women's Ag Expo demonstration.

WORLAND - Grain bin safety was a highlight of the Washakie County Women's Ag Expo in Worland last month.

Connie Werbelow of the Farm Service Agency in Greybull discussed how a person standing in a grain bin when grain is poured out can be buried up to their knees in four seconds and fully engulfed in grain by 20 seconds. She said the time did not seem to differentiate much with different types of grain.

During the presentation, Werbelow invited Worland volunteer firefighters Tony Nelsen and Erich Berryman to demonstrate the equipment they use to extract someone from a grain bin. They showed...



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