Authorities say a worker at a grain elevator in northern Iowa was hospitalized after falling in an empty grain bin.

Officials say the worker fell about 60 feet and landed on the concrete floor. The accident happened on Wednesday at The Mill Inc. in Nashua (NASH'-yoo-uh).

Police Chief Ernie Willsher identifed the man as 18-year-old Keegan Henry, of Nashua.

Workers searched for nearly two hours before they found him.

Chickasaw County emergency management coordinator Ken Rasing says rescue crews had to lift Henry to the top of the silo and lower him back to the ground. He was taken to a Waterloo hospital.

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