Rescuers get look at tube that saves lives on farms
MARENGO – Fire and rescue officials from across McHenry County got a good look Friday at a tube that can save the life of someone being swallowed by grain.
Grain bin accidents are sudden and potentially deadly. A person can be fully trapped in grain in 30 seconds and, much like quicksand, it has the power to pull a victim beneath the surface.
Red, 5-foot tall panels can be inserted through the relatively small opening in grain bins and, when three sections are put together, they form a 30-inch diameter tube around a trapped person, isolating the victim and alleviating crushing and suffocating pressure of the grain.
If you have any technical difficulties, either with your username and password or with the payment options, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com