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2 workers die after being trapped in grain silo

Associated Press
Toledo Fire and Rescue personnel on the scene where two workers died after they were trapped in a silo filled with grain.

Toledo, Ohio – A shipping business in Ohio says two workers died after they were trapped in a silo filled with grain.

The workers became trapped Friday morning inside the silo operated by The Andersons in Toledo.

A helicopter and rescue vehicles at the Andersons following an accident, where two workers died after they were trapped in a silo filled with grain, Friday, July 19, 2019 in Toledo.

A Toledo fire department spokesman says rescue crews spent nearly two hours trying to reach the men. He says at one point they were able to make contact with one of the workers.

Rescue crews had brought in special equipment to try to stop the grain from collapsing on the men.

The workers became trapped Friday morning inside the silo operated by The Andersons.

A statement released by The Andersons says the company is shaken by the loss of two of its workers.

The company says it will work authorities to investigate what happened.