Apr 02, 2021 3:29 PM

Update: Man freed after entrapment at Kan. grain elevator

Posted Apr 02, 2021 3:29 PM
Emergency crews responded to Scoular Grain elevator east of Salina this afternoon.Salina Post photo
Emergency crews responded to Scoular Grain elevator east of Salina this afternoon.Salina Post photo

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have rescued a man who fell into a grain storage facility near Salina and became trapped. Salina Fire Department Fire Marshal Troy Long said the man was apparently trying to remove a clog when he fell into a grain mover system at the Scoular grain elevator.

The machinery was quickly shut down. Long said crews were able were able to remove part of that grain mover system and safely get the man out. He then was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries. Long said the department trains for situations like this often.

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SALINE COUNTY —One person was rescued after an incident at the Scoular Grain elevator, 2880 East Country Club Road in Salina on Thursday, according to Sheriff's Lt. Jeremiah Hayes.

EMS transported the man to the hospital in Salina.  Authorities released no additional details. 

Check the Post for more information as it becomes available.