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Forum News Service, Published February 04 2014

Man dies in grain bin accident

GRANITE FALLS, Minn. - A Yellow Medicine County man died Monday after apparently being accidentally buried in a grain bin.

The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office identified him as Richard Rosetter, 77.

The sheriff’s office was notified at 4:40 p.m. Monday that Rosetter was missing and was believed to be in a grain bin that was having its contents removed.

Workers told deputies that Rosetter had been in and out of the grain bin and was last seen around 2 p.m. but was believed to have left with his wife. When the wife returned and workers realized Rosetter wasn’t with her, they began to search the property and then called 911 when they couldn’t find him.

The grain bin was emptied, a process that took 6½ hours, and Rosetter was found inside. The sheriff’s office said the county coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.