- Associated Press - Thursday, March 17, 2016

PROSSER, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a Kearney man has died in a grain elevator accident.

The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at an elevator just south of Prosser in Adams County. The Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 41-year-old Jason Weston.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death. Initial reports suggest Weston was removing grain from a bin when he was caught by an auger.

Darwin Craig with OSHA’s Omaha office says these types of incidents are generally preventable with proper training and equipment.

OSHA says the elevator is affiliated with Cooperative Producers Inc. of Hastings, which operates 40 grain handling facilities in Nebraska.

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