Grain entrapment

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    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2019 November

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Handling, storage & transport
    People and communities > Health & safety


    Scope & contentBy Rebecca Sherratt, Features Editor, Milling and Grain

    In this issue of Milling and Grain magazine we are very lucky to feature both a Guest Editor column as well as an interview with Mr Samuel Goldberg, Producer of the film ‘SILO: Edge of the Real World’.

    Mr Goldberg’s film depicts the tale of Adam Fox and Clay Althoff who are both deeply affected by the death of a fellow community member via grain entrapment. The film delves into the often overlooked dangers of the agriculture industry and thoughtfully considers both the risks and rewards of farming.

    Grain entrapment is a danger that not only affects farmers, but people from all walks of life and so it is a surprise that the danger is not more widely discussed, especially in rural communities.

    Grain entrapment takes place when an individual becomes sunken in unstable grain that collapses in on itself, trapping the individual inside. Once the victim is completely buried under the grain, it becomes grain engulfment, often resulting in death from asphyxiation….. Read more.


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