A man became trapped in a grain bin on a farm northwest of Belle Plaine and died this week, authorities said.

The incident occurred midafternoon Tuesday at a farm on Hwy. 25 just east of 311th Avenue in Faxon Township, the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office said.

Rodger Slater, 74, of Eagan, had been unloading soybeans from the bin on his farmland and was “trapped and engulfed” in the beans, a Sheriff’s Office statement read.

Deputies and emergency personnel cut open one side of the bin in an effort to free Slater, the Sheriff’s Office said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.