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UPDATE: Worker Rescued After Falling Into Grain Bin

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KMOX/Brett Blume

SAUGET, Ill. (KMOX) – Rescue crews were able to pull a man safely out of the gain bin where he fell earlier today. It happened around 9:00 a.m. at the Center Ethanol Plant in Sauget, Illinois. The 43-year-old Cahokia man was buried up to his waist in grain.

Previously Reported:

SAUGET, Ill. (KMOX) – Rescue efforts continue at the Center Ethanol plant in Sauget, Illinois after an industrial accident Thursday morning.

Officials says a worker fell into a grain bin and became buried up to his waist. At last report the worker was not serious injured, and there were no concerns about him suffocating inside the bid.

More than a dozen fire trucks and EMT units rushed to the scene from all throughout the region including, St. Louis.

What rescuers are try to do now is put a hard plastic sleeve, which looks like a huge 55 gallon drum without a top and bottom, around the worker. That is designed to relief the pressure around his body and hopefully allow them, to pull him to safety.

Stay with KMOX1120 and KMOX.com for more on this developing story.

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