Ag by the Numbers – Grain Danger

March 19, 2020

The dangers of grain are often overlooked. With last year’s poor grain quality farmers are entering grain bins more frequently, leading to an increase in grain entrapments.

Since August 2019, 2 fatalities have occurred in Illinois and 19 nationwide.

 Timeline to Engulfment

2 – 3 seconds – react to auger starting

4 – 5 seconds – trapped in flowing grain

20 seconds – completely covered

Sources: Grain Handling Safety Council, Illinois Farm Bureau

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