Worker Dies in Grain Bin Accident

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Authorities in southeast Missouri say a farm worker has died after being buried in a grain bin.

Dexter Fire Chief Don Seymore tells the Dexter Daily Statesman 54-year-old Kenneth Hurley of Bloomfield was pronounced dead Tuesday at the property north of Idalia. He says Hurley was running a vacuum to remove the grain when it collapsed beneath him.

It took about an hour to remove Hurley from the bin. A coroner ruled his death accidental.

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