Grain Bin Safety Week highlights safe work practices

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VIGO Co., Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Grain Bin Safety Week began Sunday highlighting safe work practices, prevention of injuries and even death.

In 2018, there were 30 documented grain entrapment cases with half resulting in a fatality.

In November of 2019, 18-year-old Colten Howard of Waveland died after getting trapped in a grain silo.

According to Honey Creek Fire Department, it only takes 22 seconds for a person to be engulfed inside a grain silo.

The United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue signed a proclamation for the week to be observed every third week in February.

Grain Bin Safety Week ends February 22.

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