Out of the silo, into deep trouble

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation Friday on how a grain silo manager became trapped in a grain elevator in Farmington.
Mark Malecha, manager of the feely grain elevator in downtown Farmington, violated state guidelines when he crawled into the elevator without a safety harness, according to the Star Tribune.
The OSHA was on the site Friday morning to open an investigation. Doug Gilbertson, owner of Nerstrand Agra Center, which owns the elevator, said OSHA investigators confiscated paperwork related to the operation of the elevator, according to the Pioneer Press.
According to Gilbertson, Malecha was released early Friday from the Hennepin County Medical Center and will be back to work on Monday.

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