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UPDATE: Name released in deadly grain bin accident in Waterloo

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UPDATE: Waterloo Police confirm Rand Renner, 68, of Waverly died Monday in a grain bin accident. 

The incident is still under investigation. 
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One person has died in a grain bin accident today off Broadway Street in Waterloo.

Emergency crews responded to the 1700 Block of Broadway Street, where they cut holes into the side of a grain bin.

CEO Randy Carlholm of ECI co-op says they are investigating the accident as a fatality at this time. He says it was an employee who was working inside the grain bin and got trapped.

Waterloo firefighters worked for hours to try to get the man out. A Waterloo Fire Captain told us a few firefighters also got trapped in the grain and were checked out, but will be okay. Grain bins can be very dangerous, almost acting like quicksand. 

We hope to learn more about the victim in the next few days. Carlholm says his name will not be released until all family members have been notified. 

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