Man falls 70 feet in grain bin

Published 10:53 am Friday, March 2, 2018

Structure man was standing on breaks, causing him to fall

CONGER — An Alden man was injured Friday after he fell approximately 70 feet in a grain bin.

Charles Majerus, 60, was taken to St. Marys Hospital by Mayo One helicopter.

Majerus reportedly fell while working in a bin at Northern Country Co-Op, 66875 180th St., where he was an employee. Majerus was working in the upper portion of the bin when the structure — at least partially made of wood — he stood on broke, causing him to fall, according to the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office.

Majerus reportedly landed in beans 3 feet in depth, but was not trapped in the bin, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Medical and rescue personnel removed Majerus from the bin. After being initially treated in a Gold Cross ambulance,  he was taken by helicopter to the Rochester hospital. The helicopter landed on Freeborn County Road 17.

As of Friday afternoon, Majerus’ was listed in fair condition.

Conger and Albert Lea fire departments, Minnesota State Patrol and Gold Cross Ambulance assisted on scene.

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