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Update: Grain elevator rescue in Harlan


July 10th, 2024 by Ric Hanson

(Harlan, Iowa) – In an update to our previous post, Shelby County Emergency Management Coordinator Alex Londo says that at around 1:45-p.m. Tuesday, July 9th, 2024, an employee called Emergency Management personnel stating that the elevator at the Farm Service Cooperative in Harlan, had broken and there were two employees stuck at the top of the grain elevator.

Shelby County 911 was notified and they dispatched Shelby County Sheriffs Office, Shelby County Ambulance, Emergency Management, and Harlan Fire to the scene. A high angle rope rescue was conducted, and the employees were able to climb down the ladder on the side of the grain elevator without incident.

All agencies left the scene around 3:00PM.