Janesville Man Dies in Accident at United Ethanol



A Janesville man is dead, the victim of a grain elevator accident at the United Ethanol plant in Milton.

The body of 27 year old Jerad Guell was recovered from a grain silo at the facility shortly after 11 o'clock Friday night. 

Milton police and fire officials had been notified around 10:15 am Friday that Guell was missing and plant officials feared he was in a grain bin.

16 fire departments and two law enforcement agencies worked over 12 hours in the rescue attempt.

Guell had worked at the plant for seven years and is survived by a wife and son.
 

The city of Milton police department and OSHA will follow up with a thorough investigation of the events surrounding this incident.


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