Emergency workers brought Michael Burleson to the hospital after responding to a call at the Cargill facility in Bloomington.
Cargill spokesman Mark Klein says Burleson was in the elevator area where the soybeans are stored and apparently fell onto a lower level. Klein says it isn’t clear how that happened. He says the company will work with investigators from the coroner’s office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Burleson is survived by his wife and two children.