UPDATE: Leland man home after grain bin accident

LELAND, Iowa – A Winnebago County man is back home after getting sucked into a grain bin Thursday.

anna14Anna Thorson says her husband, James, was getting beans out of a silo when he had to go inside, slipped and the auger sucked him down into the beans until he was chest high.  Emergency crews responded to the Thorson farm around noon and Anna says it took about 2 ½ hours to free James.

He was taken to Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa and Anna says there were concerns about possible pressure injuries but tests came back fine and James was sent home with only a minor knee injury.anna12

Anna Thorson says she and her family are very thankful to all the rescue workers who helped free her husband.

Photos courtesy of Anna Thorson.


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LELAND, Iowa – A man has been hospitalized after getting trapped in a grain bin.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office says emergency crews were called to 42292 150th Avenue in Leland around noon Thursday for an adult male in an empty grain bin.

Fire departments from Thompson and Forest City worked for over an hour to free the man from the bin.  He was transported to Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa for treatment.

His name has not been released.









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