September 5, 2014

Safety demonstrations with GSI, Inc at Husker Harvest Days


4eec5cb579dcb.preview-300Headed out to Husker Harvest Days? You won’t want to miss the impactful grain engulfment demonstrations.

These demonstrations are very real – actual people are submerged up to their chest in corn. Experts from the Safety and Technical Rescue Association (SATRA) show how to use grain rescue tubes to save the individuals. While demonstrating, they explain just how easy it is for an individual to get themselves into a bad situation—and how common sense and proper safety protocols can help avoid a tragedy.

Each day, there will be rescue demonstrations held at the GSI booth (Lot #217) on 2nd Street. The demonstrations take place at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the GSI booth.

The Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) and Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) in partnership with GSI, Inc., will be hosting grain engulfment safety demonstrations throughout the Husker Harvest Days event, September 9-11, 2014. These demos tie with the theme, “Take a Second for Safety” that all of the commodities will be promoting in the Commodities Building (Lot #8) on Main Street.


Over the past 50 years in the U.S., more than 900 cases of grain engulfment have been reported—and the fatality rate is 62 percent. With several grain bin accidents already reported this year in Nebraska, NCB and NeCGA want to advocate for more training and safety tubes to be available for local fire departments across the state.

These demos also show how important it is that local emergency responders have the proper equipment and training to manage a grain engulfment situation. While Husker Harvest Days participants are at the Commodity Building, they can register to win one of two grain rescue tubes which will be given to their local fire departments or emergency response organization.


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