BARODA — To those unfamiliar with farming, there may not seem to be much danger associated with grain silos or storage bins.

The reality is far different – the grain can act like quicksand or snow in an avalanche, and unwary or unlucky farmers can easily be overwhelmed, injured or even killed. In 2018, there were 30 “grain entrapment cases” in the U.S., and half were fatal cases, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.