Workshop focuses on training for grain storage facility rescues

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Five seconds. That’s all the time it takes for a farmworker to become engulfed by corn in a grain bin and essentially immobilized.

Sixty seconds. That’s all it takes for someone to become submerged by flowing grain.

When Driftwood Township volunteer firefighter Steven Mowdy arrived at the scene of a grain bin rescue in Medora in October 2012, he described the situation as “pure chaos.”

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