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Published February 04, 2014, 10:06 AM

Minn. man dies in grain bin accident

A rural Yellow Medicine County, Minn., man died Feb. 3 after apparently being accidentally buried in a grain bin.

By: Forum News Service ,

GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — A rural Yellow Medicine County, Minn., man died Feb. 3 after apparently being accidentally buried in a grain bin.

The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office identified him as Richard Rosetter, 77.

The Sheriff’s Office was notified at 4:40 p.m. Feb. 3 that Rosetter was missing and was believed to be in a grain bin that was in the process of having the contents removed.

Workers at the farm told deputies that Rosetter had been in and out of the grain bin and was last seen around 2 p.m. but was believed to have left with his wife. When the wife returned and workers realized Rosetter wasn’t with her, they began to search the property, then called 911 when they were unable to find him.

Rescue personnel searched the farm and still couldn’t find Rosetter. The grain bin then was emptied, a process that took six and a half hours, and Rosetter was found inside. The sheriff’s office said he was pronounced dead at the scene by the Yellow Medicine County deputy coroner.

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