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Second Mitchell County silo death in a week

Investigator Kevin Spellers confirms that 62-year-old Jackie McCook was in a grain silo 'loading a semi truck with seed when the auger got him.' / MGN Online


A second auger death this week has come to light in Mitchell County.

The Mitchell County Sheriff's Office responded to a call Tuesday on Flint Road off of Highway 37 in Camilla for an auger accident.

Investigator Kevin Spellers confirms that 62-year-old Jackie McCook was in a grain silo 'loading a semi truck with seed when the auger got him.'

This death is ruled accidental. An autopsy is being performed to determine if medical problems were a factor.

Joshua Fulghum died Thursday at Southwest Georgia Ethanol after an accident involving an auger at a grain silo.

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