Iowa Grain Silo Collapse Victim Identified

Photo: Elijah Lane

The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim in the grain silo collapse that happened Tuesday morning.

30-year-old Rickey Kammerer of Winfield, Iowa was found by search and rescue personnel amongst the debris of the collapsed grain silo at the Agri-Way Grain Elevators in Yarmouth.

Kammerer and another Agri-Way employee were inside the grain silo when it gave way and crumbled. That employee was able to escape. Kammerer had passed away before rescue crews recovered his body. First responders found his body a day after the collapse.

The site is still considered unsafe and off limits.


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