Virginia farm worker becomes buried in soybeans, dies
March 14, 2018 - 6:57 PM
AMELIA COURTHOUSE, Va. - Authorities say a Virginia farm worker was killed when he became buried in soybeans.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch cites an Amelia County Sheriff's Office release that says 30-year-old Dustin Lee Arthur was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday evening.
The sheriff's office said Arthur was wearing a safety harness and was tethered to the grain bin at the time. Amelia County's director of emergency management, Kent Emerson, says rescuers had to create a way to safely enter the bin before digging to find Arthur, who was found deceased.
Emerson said Arthur was killed as farm workers were unloading the grain bin into a container truck. Authorities said Arthur had been trying to free the flow of beans.
Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com
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