UPDATE: Man who died in grain bin identified
DAYTON – The Webster County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of a man who died Tuesday afternoon after falling into a grain bin near Dayton .
Brandon Tyler Mullen, 30, of Harcourt, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3442 Oak Ave., which is about five miles northwest of Dayton.
Chief Deputy Rod Strait said Mullen and two coworkers were in the process of emptying a grain bin on that property early Tuesday afternoon. After one worker left, another realized the man had gone missing and called 911 at 1:49 p.m.
The owner of the property is Steven Grettenberg, who was working at the site at the time of the accident, according to the press release.
Strait said the Webster County Sheriff’s Department responded along with Trinity Regional Medical Center and fire departments from the surrounding area. Fire fighters from Dayton, Gowrie and Stratford were all on the scene.
Mullen’s body was removed from the grain bin around 2:45 p.m., and Webster County Medical Examiner Dr. Dan Cole arrived on scene at 3:30 p.m.
An autopsy will be performed at a later date to determine the manner and cause of death.