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Published February 13, 2014, 02:18 PM

ND man killed in grain bin accident

A Napoleon, N.D., man died in a grain bin accident Monday, according to Logan County Sheriff Andrew Bartholomaus.

By: Keith Norman , Forum News Service

A Napoleon, N.D., man died in a grain bin accident Monday, according to Logan County Sheriff Andrew Bartholomaus.

Charles Sperle, 39, was using a grain vacuum to remove corn from a bin. Some of the grain in the upper portions of the bin remained in place. The grain then collapsed and buried Sperle, Bartholomaus said.

“The farm is about 4 1/2 miles from Napoleon and we had fire and rescue there in eight minutes,” he said. “Every scoop of grain we took out was filled in by two more.”

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