Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Tuesday, Oct. 20, at about 1:30 p.m., Stearns county Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a farm accident at 35535 C.R. 14 in Spring Hill Township. The caller, Daniel Pung, (age 62) reported that his son Steven Pung (age 39) had climbed into a corn bin on the family farm. While Steven Pung was in the corn bin, the auger started running and Steven was pulled down into the shelled corn.
When deputies and rescue squad members arrived, Steven was completely submerged in the corn. Deputies and members of the Elrosa Rescue Squad opened a lower hatch on the bin and began shoveling the corn out of the bin. They also climbed inside the bin and shoveled the corn away from Steven. Eventually, rescuers were able to free him from the corn. He was breathing and alert. They removed him from the corn bin and he was then transported to the Paynesville Hospital by Paynesville Ambulance.