grain bins http://kcur.org en Technology Looks To Prevent Grain Bin Entrapments http://kcur.org/post/technology-looks-prevent-grain-bin-entrapments <p>Across the rural Midwest, landscapes are dotted with tall, cylindrical storage containers for grain. Some belong to commercial grain elevators, but increasingly farmers want to market their grain throughout the year so they install their own storage bins right on the farm. Maintaining the quality of that grain requires vigilance&mdash;and can present safety concerns. In particular, the risk of entrapment when a person enters a bin to check on the grain.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:21:27 +0000 Amy Mayer 45026 at http://kcur.org Technology Looks To Prevent Grain Bin Entrapments Grain: A Deadly Business http://kcur.org/post/grain-deadly-business <p>In 2011, an explosion at a grain elevator in Atchison, Kansas, killed six people—employees and inspectors there—and rocked a community. Federal prosecutors are now considering charges in the case, but with 2010 the worst year on record, why does this keep happening?</p><p>On today's <em>Central Standard</em>, we explore the world of safety and regulation in the grain industry. Investigative reports this week from NPR News' <strong>Howard Berkes</strong>, Harvest Public Media's <strong>Jeremy Bernfeld</strong>, and the Kansas City Star's <strong>Mike McGraw</strong>, have revealed that hundreds have died in explosions and drownings in grain elevators—even as business is thriving, including here in Kansas—which is second in the nation in grain deaths.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:58:34 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Jeremy Bernfeld 34145 at http://kcur.org Grain: A Deadly Business Top Of The Morning News: Monday, February 20, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-monday-february-20-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.<br /> Event provides Free Dental Care To 2,100 People<br /> Ron Paul’s Visits Kansas City<br /> Farmers Play The Commodities Market with Grain Bins</p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:39:45 +0000 Maria Carter 12832 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Monday, February 20, 2012