Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Corn Bin Collapses, Burying Iowa Family

See what happens when you don't eat your vegetables.

A grain bin collapsed and sent a tidal wave of corn into a home, sweeping it off its foundation, trapping a family of four and shaking the ground for miles.

"Well...dinners ready."

One man was taken to a hospital after being buried for hours in grain and debris in Hillsboro in southeast Iowa.

It was everywhere...EVERYWHERE!"

The bin - about 100 feet in diameter, 90 feet high and containing more than 500,000 bushels of corn - collapsed Monday evening. The force of the grain broke the walls of Jesse and Jennifer Kellett's home and sent the roof crashing down.

Do they sell insurance for that or is it considered an act of God?

Many residents of the town of 200 said they could hear the bin's rivets giving way, sounding like machine-gun fire. Farmers miles away reported feeling the ground shake. The bin was about 20 feet away from the house, authorities said.

"Earth's a-quakin'...corn's coming."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't get up from the table until you eat your corn!

November 27, 2007 7:33 AM  

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