Western Ind. man dies after fall into grain bin

Coroner believes he died from asphyxia

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. - A man died after he fell into a grain bin in western Indiana on Wednesday.

Vernon Babb, 59, fell into the bin around noon but his body was not until three hours later, officials said.

Emergency officials worked to get Babb out of the bin.

Babb worked for Newtown Farm Services just outside of Veedersburg, Ind. in Fountain County.

The Fountain County Coroner said the preliminary cause of death was asphyxia.

An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday.

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