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Man Trapped in Grain Bin Dies

By Heartland News

SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - An 84-year-man died Wednesday in a grain bin accident near Oran.

It happened on County Road 277 in Scott County.

Authorities say Herschel Gilpin was working with his son on a farm they rent when he became trapped in the grain bin.

Rescue crews arrived quickly, but it was too late for Gilpin.

It took nearly two hours for crews to recover his body.

They had to shovel and vaccuum out the soybeans that surrounded the man.

We're told Gilpin was a life long farmer who died doing what he loved.

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