Grain Entrapments Reach Record High

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Purdue University says there have been more reported cases of grain entrapments in the U.S. in the first 10 months of this year than in any year since documentation began in 1978. At least 46 entrapments have occurred this year, eclipsing the previous record of 42 cases for all of 1993. Of the 46 entrapments, 25 have been fatal. Thirty-three were on farms and 13 at commercial facilities. A researcher said there may be a relationship between the number and last year’s poor-quality corn crop.

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