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New app created to reduce grain bin deaths in Illinois

ILLINOIS (KFVS) - There has been more than 900 grain bin entrapments nationwide since 1964, according to Purdue University.

Illinois had 10 grain entrapments in 2010 alone.

Which is why developers invented a new app they claim could help reduce the number of deadly grain bin entrapments in Illinois using a smartphone.

A grain rescue tube is a key component when saving farm workers from drowning in grain filled storage bins.

A new app called, ‘Illinois Grain Rescue Tube Locator' finds the nearest one to you so that it can be used during an emergency.

“People don't just get hurt in a grain bin, usually they are a fatality,” Larry Miller said.

Miller is a fourth generation farmer.

As someone who works around grain bins, he said everyday there's a risk.

“One of the biggest problems we have is not having enough of those, they need to be within a close proximity of where the accident is or where there is an entrapment,” he said.

Miller said he knows time is everything during these types of emergencies.

His friend was killed in a grain bin accident, so he's happy to know more is being done to prevent more accidents from happening.

“It is a positive in that we are trying to learn where these tubes are located so in case of an accident they can be utilized,” he said.

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board and the Grain Feed Association of Illinois teamed up to create the app.

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