Coleridge Native Trapped In Grain Bin Passes

HARTINGTON – Officials with the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office responded to a grain bin fatality Tuesday late afternoon.

According to a release from the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, dispatch received a 911 call reporting a person was trapped in a grain bin just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17. The location was near 56909 881st Rd (five miles east and one mile south of Hartington).

Responders worked to locate the victim identified as Kelly J Burbach, age 60 of Coleridge. Burbach was then extricated from the grain bin and pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Burbach was an employee of Hansen Farms of Coleridge.

Agencies who responded to the incident were Central Valley Ag Emergency Rescue Team, Hartington Fire, Hartington EMS, Coleridge Fire, Coleridge EMS, Lifenet and Cedar County Sheriff’s Office.