Soybeans fall on man, killing him

June 4, 2008 7:06:50 PM PDT
Fire officials say a man was fatally injured when thousands of pounds of soybeans fell on him as he worked on a silo. Forty-six-year-old Herbert Mitchell died on the silo on Bi-State Boulevard, according to a spokesman for the Delmar Fire Department.

Mitchell was working on the outside of the silo shortly before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday when the accident occurred.

Emergency workers said Mitchell was trapped under the soybeans for about eight minutes.

The accident is under investigation.