Employee dies in grain bin accident at Hope Crystal Valley Co-op

An employee died in a grain bin incident Thursday evening at Crystal Valley Cooperative in Hope, which is located in Steele County

Emergency personnel responded to the Co-op around 9:20 p.m. and immediately began rescue efforts.

A press release from Crystal Valley says the employee became fully engulfed in a grain bin while loading a train, leading to his death.

The employee’s name is being withheld pending family notification.  The incident remains under investigation.

The Hope location will be closed Friday.



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