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Mitchell Co. investigates another silo death

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MITCHELL CO., GA (WALB) -

Officials in Mitchell County are investigating a second death in a week that happened when a man fell into an auger inside a silo.

It happened on Wednesday. The Coroner said 61 year old Jackie McCook was working alone in a silo at Snipes Farms sweeping excess grain into an auger when he suddenly fell in.

According to a report, the farm owner's daughter discovered the body and called 911

Authorities said McCook has a heart condition, and may have had a heart attack, but should not have been working in the silo alone.

Officials are still working to determine exactly what happened.

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