A Fairbank man was badly hurt in a silo collapse on Thursday afternoon in northeast Iowa near the town of West Union. When Fayette County deputies arrived on the scene, they found 34-year-old Shane Rechkemmer near an excavator he had been operating.
Rechkemmer had been demolishing a free-standing silo when it collapsed and fell back onto the excavator. A co-worker helped Rechkemmer get out of the wreckage. He was transported to a local hospital and then airlifted to Gunderson Hospital in LaCrosse. No condition report is being released.
By Janelle Tucker, KMCH, Manchester
Photo courtesty of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department