ITTA BENA, Miss. (WJTV) – A farm worker died and two others were injured after falling into a soybean bin near Itta Bena on Thursday, October 13.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reported the victim who died was identified as Eugene Nicholas, 20. The two other unidentified men were extracted from the grain bin and airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson.
Authorities said the incident happened while the men were attempting to perform repairs on the top of the bin, which is located in the Colony Town area on County Road 286.
The newspaper reported the grain bin is owned by Dr. Asa Bennett, a Greenwood orthopedic surgeon.
The investigation is ongoing.