HOPE — A 36-year-old Pemberton man died in a grain bin accident Thursday in Steele County.
Paul Frantum, a Crystal Valley Cooperative employee, was reportedly loading a train in Hope when was engulfed in a grain bin, according to an announcement from Crystal Valley. Emergency responders received a call around 9:20 p.m. and began rescue efforts.
The incident remains under investigation.
“Crystal Valley extends their heartfelt appreciation to the emergency services and volunteers on site,” the cooperative stated in the announcement. “Our deepest condolences go out to Paul’s family and friends.”