2 men fatally injured in bin accident identified

Published On: Mar 15 2013 08:57:55 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 15 2013 09:47:26 AM CDT
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WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) -

Authorities have released the names of two men were fatally injured in a grain bin accident in northeast Iowa

Waverly Fire Chief Dennis Happel identified the two on Friday as Rick Schneider and his son, Adam.

The two were pulled unconscious from the bin at Schneider's Milling around 2:15 p.m. Thursday and taken to Waverly Health Center, where they were pronounced dead.
Happel says the men went into the bin a little before 1 p.m. and collapsed atop several feet of corn. He says they likely were felled by a lack of oxygen in the bin. He didn't know whether they took any safety equipment with them.

Station KWWL reports that the Schneiders were checking the bin because a small fire had occurred inside on Wednesday.