As Bledsoe County prepares to welcome Aviagen’s feed mill early next year, Pikeville Volunteer Fire Department is preparing for the mill’s opening. The department was recently awarded a grain bin safety tube and accompanying training from Nationwide.
Nearly 400 grain entrapments have been recorded in the past ten years, according to Nationwide, with an estimated additional 30-percent going unreported. In the most recent data year, there were 38 grain entrapment cases, a nearly 30-percent increase over 2018 and a four year high.
For more see the November 11 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.