Updated: Authorities Identify Man Found Dead in Grain Bin


Authorities have identified a man who was found dead inside an eastern Nebraska grain bin Monday morning.

Polk County Sheriff Dwaine Ladwig said the body of 30-year-old Jeremy Zavodsky was found by co-op employees around 8 a.m. Monday. The bin is located about a block away from the United Farmer's Cooperative main office in Shelby.

The man was not a cooperative employee. Authorities believe Zavodsky climbed a ladder and fell to his death.

Zavodsky leaves behind a wife and five children.

This latest death comes just weeks after another man died after a grain bin accident in Edgar.

Grain bins can be a safety concern and one area organization has stepped up grain bin rescue training with a portable simulator.

The grain-bin awareness class, through Mid-Plains Community College, is an eight-hour class aimed at making those employed in agriculture-related businesses aware of the types of things emergency responders need and will ask about in responding to a grain-bin rescue operation.

For more information on the classes, go to