Sibley County authorities say a 74-year-old man died in a grain bin accident near Faxon Township, which is west of Belle Plaine. It happened Tuesday afternoon.


Upon arrival, authorities say they found that a 74-year-old male had been unloading soybeans from the grain bin before becoming trapped in soybeans.


Sheriff’s Office deputies and emergency personnel worked to cut open the side of the grain bin to release grain in an attempt to remove him.


His body was recovered about one hour after first responders arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


Sheriff’s Officials say the cause of death and surrounding circumstances remain under investigation. An autopsy is scheduled.