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Larose man dies after becoming trapped in a grain bin

Posted by wlpo on January 24, 2015

Once you fall into a grain bin, it’s hard to get out. A 71-year-old man died after becoming trapped in a grain bin near Lacon.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call around 2:30pm Friday. Firefighters from Lacon, Sparland and surrounding fire departments spent about 45 minutes cutting holes in the side of the bin before they could reach William “Lee” Vogel of Larose. Vogel was pronounced dead by the Life Flight team that had landed at the property.

Investigators say Vogel had had worked with the property owner on and off through the years.

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