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Emergency personnel use a cherry picker to search the inside of a grain bin on a farm outside of Kindred, N.D., in this December 2008 file photo. (Jay Pickthorn/The Forum)

Safety procedures need to be in place to prevent grain entrapment on farm

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MITCHELL, S.D. -- Among the inherent dangers of farming, working in or around grain bins and gravity boxes remains near the top of the list. In a matter of seconds, a farmer can become trapped in grain, unable to move and breathe. Suffocation usually follows.

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