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Russell grain elevator annex to be demolished after deadly accident in June

November 22, 2010

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— Plans are under way to demolish the annex of a grain elevator in Russell that partially collapsed in June, killing two workers.

Dan Bernard, Agco general manager, told The Hays Daily News that the company’s board of directors decided to tear down the annex, which was built in 1959.

Two bins in the annex collapsed in June, killing two workers at the facility. The incident still remains under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The annex contains 19 bins that hold 500,000 bushels of grain. Bernard said no decision has been made on whether to replace the facility.

Bernard said plans have demolition starting in early December.

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