By the collapse of a bin containing 2,000 bushels of wheat two young threshers, Rufosvold and Hammer by name, were smothered to death in a granary near Lisbon on Friday night. Eight men were sleeping on the floor in an empty bin beside the bin containing the grain.

Six were able to escape with slight injuries when the collapse came, but the other two were pinned down by the timbers and the weight of the grain, and when the bodies were recovered life was extinct.

Hankinson News, 9/13/1906

Narrow Escape

Posted 11/11/2014