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Understanding Grain Bin Dangers

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Of the 47,000 farms in North Carolina, many have one or more grain storage bins on site. You’ll often find grain bins in rural areas where phone signals may be spotty or non-existent. Because of this, contacting emergency personnel may be difficult.

In only 20 seconds, an adult can become trapped by grain in a storage bin. Even the most physically fit person cannot overcome the weight and force of the grain. Grain bins can be especially dangerous for children. Follow a few tips to keep everyone safe.

Grain Bin Safety Tips

Learn more about grains in North Carolina on the NC State Extension Small Grains website.

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