Grain Bin Collapse Spills Nearly One Million Bushels

March 12, 2019 10:05 AM
A “catastrophic” grain bin failure in La Grange, Mo., on Monday morning lead to road closures as thousands of bushels of grain spilled from the structure.

A “catastrophic” grain bin failure in La Grange, Mo. Monday morning lead to road closures as thousands of bushels of corn spilled from the structure, according to WGEM News. As of press time crews do not know what caused the failure.

The bin split on one side and there are no reports of injuries. Clean up could take weeks and the accident destroyed power lines, leaving some in the town without power.

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Spell Check

Brashear, MO
3/14/2019 10:46 AM

  It should say 850,000 bushel bin.

No Town, KS
3/12/2019 05:31 PM

  How can an 850 bu grain bin spill 1 mln bushels onto the ground? It was reported as as 850 bu bin. Read the article.

Eagle , ID
3/28/2019 02:34 PM

  It does say 850 bushels, but, I think they obviously mean 850,000 bushels, just one semi truck load might be approximately one thousand bushels and one moderate on farm storage bin may be ten times that. When they reported "million bushel spill, they were probably rounding up the figure. Thanks.


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