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North Dakota woman dies in sunflower seed grain bin


Keith Norman

The Jamestown Sun, N.D.

PINGREE, N.D. — A 56-year-old woman from Montpelier, N.D., died as the result of a grain bin accident Wednesday, June 10, at a farm in Stutsman County.

The Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office said it was dispatched to the Glinz Farm on 77th Avenue SE in Pingree shortly before 6 p.m.

The woman who died has not been identified yet as authorities continue to work to notify her family.

The accident happened while she was working inside the grain bin as two trucks unloaded sunflower seeds, according to the sheriff’s office.

The woman was wearing a harness at the time of the accident, but it was not attached.

People at the farm did cut holes into the side of the bin to try and free her.

Fire and rescue crews also had to drill more holes once they arrived.

They eventually freed the woman and medics started to perform CPR.

But the woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.


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