Local farmer dies in grain bin accident


GORDON — An Arcanum farmer died Monday as a result of a grain bin accident.

On October 3, at 12:57 p.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Pitsburg Fire, Arcanum Fire and Rescue, were dispatched to 8296 State Route 722 in reference to a male subject that had fell inside a grain bin.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Gary Brown ,75, of Arcanum was in the process of transferring grain from one bin to another. Family members located him inside the grain bin and immediately called 911.

Brown was trapped inside the grain bin for an unknown amount of time before family members had located him. When rescue personnel arrived on scene he was pronounced dead.

The Darke County Coroner’s Office was called to the scene.


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