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Employees Save Man Trapped In Grain Bin

One person is in the hospital with serious injuries following a grain bin entrapment in Litchfield.  Litchfield Fire responded to an unknown emergency at Litchfield Farmers Grain on Tuesday around 2:16 PM.  The caller advised to send an ambulance fast. Dispatch eventually learned that a person was entangled in an auger inside a grain bin.  When first responders arrived, they found two Farmers Grain Employees shoveling beans off the patient.  The patient was extricated from the auger and removed through the side scuttle hole.  


Litchfield EMS performed Advanced Life Support Care to the patient on the scene before he was transferred by helicopter to St. Louis Hospital.  Litchfield Fire Department praised the Farmers Grain Employees who acted swiftly and diligently to prevent greater harm.  The employees assisted Litchfield Fire Department personnel without hesitation and made the rescue end in the best outcome possible. 

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