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.