Iowan Killed in Fall from Grain Elevator
Sioux City (AP) — Marvin Richards, 28, of Hinton died in a hospital here Friday shortly after he had fallen 105 feet from the top of a grain elevator at Hinton.
Richards was employed by the Tillotson Construction Company of Omaha. He was working on a scaffold atop the nearly completed elevator of the Farmers Elevator Company.
He apparently lost his balance and fell 105 feet to the concrete top of a hopper.
Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 1, 1954
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Special note: The obituary of Mr. Richards’s sister Deloris E. Holtz.
News of recent developments in Hinton are found on Younglove’s site, including a picture of the original elevator.