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Friday, July 19, 2019 2:10 pm

2 workers dead after being trapped in grain silo

Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio -- A grain shipping business in Ohio says two of its workers have died after they were trapped inside a silo.

The workers became trapped Friday morning inside the silo operated by The Andersons in Toledo .

A Toledo fire department spokesman said rescue crews spent nearly two hours trying to reach the men. He said at one time they were able to make contact with one of the workers.

Rescue crews had brought in special equipment in an attempt to stop the grain from collapsing on the men.

A statement released by The Andersons said the company is shaken by the loss of two of its workers. The company said it will work with authorities to investigate what happened.