Mike McGraw http://kcur.org en 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