Man killed in grain elevator accident

March 7, 2008 7:14:35 PM PST
One person has died in an accident at a LaSalle County grain elevator. It happened earlier Friday along Route 178 in the town of Utica, about 90 miles southwest of Chicago.

Paramedics and firefighters responded to the scene after 56-year-old Harold Beenenga stop responding to radio calls. He was working inside one of the bins at the Utica Cooperative Elevator Company.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Utica Police Department, the LaSalle County coroner and OSHA are all investigating the accident.


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