Janesville man dies after being trapped in silo

CREATED Apr 21, 2013

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MILTON  -- A Janesville man has died after he became trapped in a grain silo at the United Ethanol plant in Milton.

The Milton Police Department says the body of 27-year-old Jerad Guell was discovered Friday night after authorities spent roughly 12 hours trying to rescue him.

Guell went missing Friday morning and authorities feared he had become trapped in the grain silo. The Janesville Gazette reports United Ethanol processes corn into ethanol for fuel mixing.
 
Guell had worked at United for seven years. Police say he is survived by a wife and young son.
 
The Milton Police Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.