Man dies after being crushed by pile of beans
March 16, 2012
BRUSH, Colo. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say a 56-year-old Morgan County man has died after being crushed by a pile of pinto beans in a warehouse near Brush.
Undersheriff Dave Martin tells The Denver Post (http://bit.ly/wgbnMf ) that Raymond Segura Jr. was working at a Kelley Bean Co. facility when he somehow wound up under a pile of beans estimated at more than 15 feet high. Beans are brought into the warehouse by an overhead conveyor belt.
Sheriff’s officials say it took an hour to get Segura out from under the pile.
Morgan County coroner’s officials, sheriff’s officials, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the company are investigating what happened.