The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, issued a proclamation naming February 16-22 Grain Bin Safety Week. Over the past 50 years, more than 900 cases of grain engulfments have been reported in the United States with a fatality rate of 62 percent. In 2018, there were 30 documented grain entrapment cases. Grain entrapment cases rose 30 percent from 2017 to 2018.
Here are a few tips to help prevent grain entrapment:
Please visit https://www.mynsightonline.com/home/grain-bin-safety-week for more information on grain bin safety.
National Ag Safety Database