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Man buried in grain silo collapse while unloading semi truck 


A man who died in a grain silo collapse at a facility in Iowa last week has been identified, officials say. 

The grain silo owned by Gabeline Trucking Corp collapsed on Tuesday, June 21st at the  Agri-Way Grain Elevators in Yarmouth, Iowa at 8:08 a.m.

According to Fox 13 News, 30-year-old Rickey Ryan Kammerer was unloading a semi truck full of grain alongside another man when the two heard a loud noise. 

“The one said, ‘Let’s get the hell out of here.’ They took off running,” said Mediapolis Fire Chief Jeff Kerr. “The one made it out, and he turned around and the other guy wasn’t with him.”

“All of us are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and co-worker,” Agri-Way said in a statement on Thursday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this most difficult time. … We’re providing law enforcement with information and are fully cooperating in their investigation. Additionally, we’re conducting our own internal investigation as to how this incident happened.”

As of Sunday, June 26th, the only information available was that the silo collapsed due to some sort of structural failure. 


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