South African farm worker killed in North Dakota grain bin accident

2014-06-17T11:22:00Z 2014-06-17T23:07:44Z South African farm worker killed in North Dakota grain bin accidentBismarck Tribune The Billings Gazette
June 17, 2014 11:22 am  • 

BISMARCK, N.D. — A farm worker from South Africa was killed when corn collapsed inside a bin in which he was working.

McLean County Coroner Ben Gehring pronounced Corneilius Johannes Du Plessis, 27, dead at the scene on Monday.

According to the McLean County Sheriff’s Department, Du Plessis was working in a grain bin when a cone of corn collapsed on him.

The state medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy, the sheriff’s department said in a statement.

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