Woman dies in North Dakota grain bin accident

Fatality occured in south-central North Dakota.

FSA farm accident

PINGREE, N.D. — A 56-year-old woman from Montpelier died in 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 near Pingree in south-central North Dakota shortly before 6 p.m.

The identity of victim was not immediately released.

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 cut holes into the side of the bin to try to free her. Fire and rescue crews also had to drill more holes once they arrived. They eventually freed the woman and medics performed CPR, but the woman died at the farm.

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