IDOL, Illinois Fire Service Institute hosting grain bin rescue tube demonstration

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SPRINGFIELD -  Illinois Department of Labor officials are inviting the public to watch an interactive, live grain bin rescue tube demonstration at the Illinois State Fair.

IDOL officials say they're partnering with the Illinois Fire Service Institute to host the demonstration, which aims to educate the public of the dangers of grain bin accidents.  The demonstration will be held every 20 minutes, from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on each day of the fair.

According to IDOL Director Hugo Chaviano, Illinois ranks second in the nation for grain bin accidents, and that there has been a rise in the number of accidents throughout the state.  For more information about the Illinois Department of Labor, visit

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