MOUNT VERNON, Ill. — Four men were pulled to safety after being buried in grain that poured out of a bin near the eastern Iowa city of Mount Vernon.
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened Friday morning after two men began setting up a grain bin to unload corn just north of Mount Vernon.
A door opened, causing corn to rush out and cover the men. Two other men passing by on Highway 1 saw what happened and stopped to help but they also became trapped.
It took more than an hour to rescue the four men. One man was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.