used dr martens Victims south Wichita grain elevator accident officially identified
Sedgwick County dispatchers say the bodies of two people who were trapped in a grain elevator in south Wichita have been recovered.Emergency crews responded to Gavilon Grain, in the 5700 block of S. after it was reported that two workers were trapped in the bin.It is unknown how the two got into the bin and became trapped under 20 25 feet of grain. Hoover, has been declared a recovery effort.Dep. Chief Larry Tangney, with the Sedgwick County Fire Department, said a vacuum truck is being used to suck some of the grain out of the elevator through access points.The Wichita Fire Department and Sedgwick County Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team are also being harnessed into the bin in an effort to find the victims.Tangney said the hardest part of these types of situations is gaining access to the victims whom he said are trapped in 20 25 feet of grain.”Anytime you have grain collapse like this,
it’s going to honeycomb down on the people,” said Tangney.Tangney said emergency crews do train for these types of events. He said the Regional Taskforce 5 USART (Urban Search and Rescue Team), which includes 25 to 30 people, are all assisting in the recovery effort.Eyewitness News crews report seeing at least two vacuum trucks on the scene as well. These trucks are normally used to suck up liquids, sludges,
slurries or mixtures of sand and water without the contact of any mechanical equipment.