Youth grain handling safety resources more important than ever

    The recent death of a 16-year-old South Dakota boy in a grain bin incident is a grim reminder of the hazards of grain handling.

    ��Tragedies like this motivate safety people to work even harder, �� said Marsha Salzwedel, M.S., Agricultural Youth Safety Specialist with the National Children ��s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, part of Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, Wis.

    On the same day that Salzwedel presented a grain handling safety talk in Indianapolis during the National FFA Convention, Taylor Watzel, an FFA student from Winner, S.D., became trapped in a grain bin. He died from his injuries the next day, Oct. 19.