Siouxland farmers will soon be busy with this year’s harvest, and safety precautions are needed for most of those activities.
Le Mars firefighters just completed a training session for one particular farm related accident…..grain entrapment.
Fire Chief Dave Schipper says now is the time a grain bin accident is most likely to happen, and they want to be ready:
OC……….of those situations. ;21
When performing a grain entrapment rescue, firefighters use a series of panels that surround the victim in attempts to keep any additional grain from collapsing:
OC………..crushing them. :22
Schipper says when a victim is caught in a flowing grain entrapment accident, it is nearly impossible to pull that victim out, unless you have the proper equipment.
Le Mars Fire and Rescue conducted its grain rescue at Agri-Center of Le Mars with the help of a semi trailer filled with corn.