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Man rescued from grain elevator in Minooka

A man trapped inside a grain elevator in Minooka was rescued on Thursday after being trapped up to his waist in grain for about four hours.

The incident happened at Minooka Grain and Lombard on Thursday just before 1pm.

The man was rescued and doing fine.  Roughly 20 fire departments assisted with the rescue including a Vac-Con vacuum truck that was used to remove grain from around the man.

The incident occurred just weeks after a January 8th incident that claimed the life of 58-year old Chester Cleveland of St. Anne who was killed doing maintenance inside a bin at Whitaker Grain in Grant Park.

According to the National Agricultural Safety Database, it only takes two to three seconds for a person to become trapped by flowing grain.  It only takes 10 seconds to become fully submerged.

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