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A roundup of stories on grain bin deaths

Here is a collection of the recent stories on grain bin deaths, spearheaded by NPR, the Center for Public Integrity, and the Kansas City Star.

Be sure to look out for another story tonight on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”


Center for Public Integrity

Kansas City Star

  • Map of grain bin entrapment deaths in Kansas & Missouri  
  • Charges considered in Atchison grain elevator blast  
  • Video: Family discusses son lost in Atchison blast, demand action
  • Young lives lost in dangerous jobs
  • Memories of victims evoke workplace danger reminders


  • Death of 14-year-old worker due to dangerous conditions in grain storage bins (from “Newshour”)


Harvest Public Media

(supplies content to farm country public radio stations)

  • When grain elevators explode

Want to share these stories on social media? Include the Twitter handles, @publici, @npr, @KCStar, and @hberkes to thank the reporters for their hard work on these investigations, and use the hashtag #OSHA to make sure the agency sees that this is an important issue to us.  You can use the shortened URL for easy sharing of our earlier post.

Please, share, share, and share these stories some more. We must encourage this type of investigative reporting on issues critical to workers’ health and safety.