Working in or around moving grain can quickly become life threatening. Please think 'safety' on the farm and always be aware of your surroundings. Do not allow yourself or others to be caught in a situation that can have serious consequences.Posted by Prince Albert Fire Department / PA Alert on Friday, 6 November 2015
"It sucks around your legs and torso and you can't even lift your knees to try and pull yourself out," explained firefighter Craig Kihn, who took part in the weekend training. "You're not really held down, just sucked down and trapped." Firefighters tried to get him out but sunk into the flax themselves. The more they struggled and the harder they pulled, the more they sank into the seeds. Kihn was pulled out to his waist but that was as far as he would go. One firefighter remarked the grain was "like cement." Fire Chief Jason Everitt said no one has died from grain entrapment in Prince Albert, but noted there have been instances with the potential for people to become trapped. "We want to be prepared and proactive in the case this does happen," Everitt said.
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