- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

NAPOLEON, N.D. (AP) - A grain bin accident has killed a southeastern North Dakota farmer.

Logan County Chief Deputy Sheriff and Coroner Steve Engelhardt says 39-year-old Charles Sperle died in the yard of his farm near Napoleon on Monday afternoon when corn broke loose from a grain bin he was unloading and covered him.

Engelhardt tells The Bismarck Tribune (https://bit.ly/1bLY2a9 ) that at one point there were about 20 people working with shovels to try to rescue Sperle but that the corn “was coming out like a waterfall.”

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com


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