Gilliam, LA — A deadly accident at the Lynn family farm in Gilliam is being investigated, police told Channel 12 News on Monday evening. 33-year old Ross Lynn was killed late Monday (August 26, 2013) at about 5:00 p.m. when he fell from the top of a Gilliam Elevator grain silo.
The accident happened as Lynn was atop the silo with an electrician, who was reportedly replacing a motor. For reasons still unknown, a tensioner, which is something holds cables taut, broke and Lynn fell an unknown distance. He struck his head on a catwalk and was killed immediately in the accident.
The grain silo is about 80-100 feet tall, but it wasn’t clear how far Lynn fell on Monday evening. The electrician, who wasn’t named, did not sustain any injuries.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation and more details will be released later.
Scene of the Accident