Man Hospitalized After Getting Stuck In Grain Bin

A man was seriously hurt after getting stuck inside of a grain bin at a Lenoir County farm.

Chief Jeffrey Turnage with the Deep Run Volunteer Fire Department told WITN they received the call at 1:15 Sunday afternoon about a man being stuck in a grain bin at JC Howard Grain Company.

Turnage said the company is located on the corner of Davis Mill Rd and Live Oak Hog Co Rd in Deep Run.

By the time crews arrived, Turnage said the man was out of the auger but still in the grain bin.

A grain bin is a vented, silver corrugated steel structure used for storing dry corn. It has an auger at the bottom that pulls the corn out of it.

Turnage said they had to cut a hole in the side of bin, which took roughly 10 minutes. The man was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Turnage did not know the man's name or age, and said there was no clear story on how the man got stuck. An employee helped him get out of the auger, but did not see how he got there in the first place, according to Turnage.

Chief Turnage said they do not receive this type of emergency call often.


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