Crews free man trapped in corn to his shoulders in Preble County grain bin

ISRAEL TWP., Preble County — UPDATE @ 9:45 p.m.:

A 53-year-old man trapped in a grain silo partially filled with corn this afternoon was buried up to his shoulders.

Crews were called around 12:15 p.m. to 6500 Cramer Road west of the village of Camden.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said his office’s Emergency Response Services unit — recently trained in grain silo rescue — was called to the scene.

“The necessity for a fast extrication is crucial because the weight of the corn as it packs can cause compartment syndrome and suffocation,” Jones stated in a release.

Camden and College Corner fire departments and the Preble County Sheriff’s Office also responded. The victim was treated on scene.

UPDATE @ 12:40 p.m.:

A man who was trapped in a grain bin on Cramer Road is out of the grain bin and is reportedly OK, according to sheriff’s deputies.


A person is reportedly trapped in a grain bin in the 6500 block of Cramer Road in Preble County west of Camden, according to initial dispatch reports.

Emergency responders were requested to the scene around 12:15 p.m.

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