GRAFTON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man who died when he was buried in a grain bin in northeastern North Dakota.
Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens says he was 50-year-old Thomas Shirek, of Park River.
Jurgens says Shirek was trying to break a crust that had developed in the bin when he became trapped Monday afternoon.
Four fire departments responded to the call south of Adams.
Shirek was pronounced dead at First Care Health Center in Park River.