An Illinois jury has awarded the families of two teens who died after they were buried in a grain bin $8 million each. A third 30-year-old man who survived but was traumatized by the entrapment was awarded $875,000. Tragically, it’s not unusual for workers to sink into giant grain bins and suffocate, but the case of the three youths who became trapped in a bin of wet corn at the Haasbach LLC grain storage complex in Carroll County, Ill., was especially appalling. As National Public Radio’s (NPR) Howard Berkes reported, in July 2010, “teenagers Wyatt Whitebread and Alex Pacas, and ... Read More
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