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UPDATE: Man 'lucky to be alive' after falling 70-80 feet into grain bin in Conger

Sheriff said “it appears that the structure Majerus was standing on broke from under his feet.”

Posted: Mar. 2, 2018 12:18 PM
Updated: Mar. 2, 2018 2:39 PM

CONGER, Minn. – The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office says 60-year-old Charles Majerus, of Alden, is lucky to be alive after falling 70-80 feet into a grain bin Friday morning.
Sheriff Kurt Freitag said the fall happened at Northern Country Coop Co. and the man was transported from the scene by Mayo 1.
Freitag said there was only about three feet of grain covering the cement floor. There was no update Friday afternoon as to Majerus’ condition.
In a press release issued Friday, Freitag said “it appears that the structure Majerus was standing on broke from under his feet.”
Majerus was not trapped in the bin and medical and rescue personnel were able to remove him before he was transported to St. Mary’s in Rochester by Mayo 1.

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