From 2007 to 2022, there were 546 documented entrapments in grain bins1, but the good news is all grain entrapments are preventable through awareness and safety practices. Learn more about the risk of working in and around grain bins with this infographic.
You can help save lives in your own community through education, rescue equipment and first responder training.
What happens when a farmer becomes entrapped in grain
While a zero-entry mentality is critically important, it’s idealistic. Farmers enter grain bins and can become fully submerged in grain in just 20 seconds.2 That’s why grain rescue tubes, swift action and proper training are needed to save lives when accidents happen.
Fourth generation farmer, Tim Forkner, shares his story.
The role of grain rescue tubes and first responders
When a farmer becomes engulfed, they can’t simply be pulled out because the pressure of the grain is so great. First responders need to have the specialized rescue tubes to perform a successful rescue.
Equally as important, is ensuring first responders have the right knowledge to use the tube. The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) provides hands-on training across the country to help effectively educate fire departments on the nuances of grain entrapment via a simulator.