Man dead after being buried alive in corn inside Waseca grain bin

Legal news for Minnesota personal injury attorneys. A man was killed after being buried alive inside a grain bin.

Personal injury attorneys alert- A man died from suffocation after being buried alive in a grain bin in Waseca, MN.

Waseca, MN—A man was killed after being buried alive by corn while inside a gain bin on Thursday morning, March 4, 2010, as he was trying to dislodge frozen corn. The 49-year-old man was killed at a farm on 320th Avenue in Otisco Township, about five miles south of Waseca in south-central Minnesota around 8:30 a.m., as reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

James Eaton was reportedly trying to free frozen corn from inside the grain bin, when suddenly the grain collapsed around him after knocking loose the stuck corn, subsequently burying him. Neighbors and rescue teams from Waseca and New Richland fire departments, North Ambulance, the City of Waseca Utilities and sheriff officers banned together to help rescue the buried man from underneath the corn. As hard as the rescue teams tried to save the man, their efforts were not successful. Eaton was pronounced dead at the scene by responding medical teams. Officials say Eaton likely died from suffocation while buried under the mound of corn. It was not reported if officials will investigate the accident or if the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) will report to the scene to conduct an investigation.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Minnesota personal injury lawyers.