AMELIA COURTHOUSE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia farm worker was killed when he became buried in soybeans.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch <a target=”—blank” href=”http://www.richmond.com/news/local/central-virginia/amelia/amelia-man-dies-after-being-buried-in-soybeans-in-grain/article%E2%80%9446c20866-7181-5af5-9b4b-0947798ae7d3.html”>cites</a> an Amelia County Sheriff’s Office release that says 30-year-old Dustin Lee Arthur was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday evening.
The sheriff’s office said Arthur was wearing a safety harness and was tethered to the grain bin at the time. Amelia County’s director of emergency management, Kent Emerson, says rescuers had to create a way to safely enter the bin before digging to find Arthur, who was found deceased.
Emerson said Arthur was killed as farm workers were unloading the grain bin into a container truck. Authorities said Arthur had been trying to free the flow of beans.
Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, <a target=”—blank” href=”http://www.richmond.com”>http://www.richmond.com</a>