Authorities Release Name of Victim in Grain Elevator Accident

The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of Tuesday’s grain silo collapse as Rickey Ryan Kammerer (age 30) of Winfield, IA. On June 22 at 1:15 PM Search and Rescue personnel located Krammerer deceased amongst the debris of the collapsed grain silo.

On June 21 at 8:08 AM the Yarmouth Fire Department responded to the Agri-way Grain Elevators in Yarmouth, Iowa for a grain silo that had collapsed.  Emergency responders were informed that two employees were in the immediate area at the time of the grain silo collapse and that one of these employees was unable to be located.

Emergency responders arrived on scene and immediately began rescue operations.  The collapsed silo was partially standing and caused structural damage to adjacent silos, creating an extremely volatile environment for the rescue and recovery.