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Husband, father of two is one of two Kansas men who died in Gavilon grain elevator

Our profound condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of the two workers who were killed on the job yesterday.

Excerpts from the Wichita Eagle:

Marcus Tice was one of two men who were killed in a grain elevator at a Gavilon Grain facility in Wichita, a family member has confirmed.

The two men were buried under 20 to 25 feet of grain.

Tice leaves behind his wife, Shelly, and two stepdaughters.

The fatal incident was reported just before 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and the bodies were recovered about three hours later from the lower-middle of a 120- to 140-foot-tall concrete grain elevator at Gavilon Grain’s facility in Wichita.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating. OSHA warns that moving grain acts like quicksand and can engulf a person in 22 seconds. Because of the danger, OSHA requires that workers who enter a grain bin wear a body harness with a lifeline.

The identity of the other man who died in the Jan. 2 Gavilon Grain incident has not yet been released.

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