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Cargill accident leaves one dead
09/06/2019

(KAIR)--One person is dead, and another injured, following an apparent electrical accident at an Atchison County-based grain facility late Friday morning.

Atchison County Emergency Management Director Wes Lanter told MSC News emergency crews were called to Cargill Ag, located in Cummings, around 11:35 Friday morning. He said Atchison County EMS and Atchison County Rescue were among those who arrived on the scene. “Both agencies responded, arrived on scene and found two patients inside the bin that we had to extricate out of the bin that had been electrocuted. We were able to extricate those patients...one was ambulanced to the Atchison Hospital, one was lifeflighted to KU Med.”

The Atchison County Sheriff’s Office investigated the accident, and identifies the man who was killed as 26-year-old Angel Silas-Deleon, of Logansport, Indiana.

He was part of a crew with Seward, Nebraska-based Custom Concrete Specialist that was working on the grain bin.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the exact cause of the accident remains uncertain.

Lanter said the Atchison Fire Department also assisted with the extrication effort.

Editor's note: Below is the story as first reported. 

(KAIR)--An apparent electrical accident at an Atchison County-based grain facility sent two to the hospital.

Atchison County Emergency Management Director Wes Lanter told MSC News emergency crews were called to Cargill Ag, located in Cummings, around 11:35 Friday morning. He said Atchison County EMS and Atchison County Rescue were among those who arrived on the scene. “Both agencies responded, arrived on scene and found two patients inside the bin that we had to extricate out of the bin that had been electrocuted. We were able to extricate those patients...one was ambulanced to the Atchison Hospital, one was lifeflighted to KU Med.”

Lanter said the Atchison Fire Department also assisted with the extrication effort.

The exact cause of the apparent electrical accident isn’t immediately known.

The Atchison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Names of the victims aren’t immediately made public.

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