Man dies in silo accident


Michigan State Police are investigating the death of a man in the region who became trapped beneath corn in a silo.

They said 72-year-old Robert Othmer of Vermontville was working inside the silo in Castleton Township at about 10 a.m. yesterday when he became trapped beneath the corn.

Police said Ffmily members attempted to pull him free but were unable to do so.

Othmer was finally removed from the silo by first responders, but they were unable to save his life.

It wasn't clear how Othmer became trapped beneath the corn.

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