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Iowa cooperative says employee dies after entering grain bin filled with soybeans

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FARNHAMVILLE, Iowa — An Iowa cooperative says one of its employees has died after entering a grain bin filled with soybeans.

Farmers Cooperative Company in Farnhamville says Bret Steck entered the grain bin around 9 a.m. Thursday for routine cleaning. They say in a statement he became "engulfed" in soybeans.

Emergency responders removed Steck shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday.

The company says Steck entered the bin with proper supervision. They say authorities will conduct an investigation.

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