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Five Indiana fire departments rescue man trapped in silo for nearly eight hours

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It took five Indiana Fire Departments to pull a 34-year-old gravel worker out of a processing silo.

That man, identified as Joe Walls, had been trapped for nearly eight hours.

When firefighters got to him he was conscious and talking but was in a lot of pain.

According to WTHR, Walls stepped in a bad spot and the gravel gave way and buried him.

He was chest deep in gravel and unable to move.

Firefighters say every time they moved Walls more gravel would fall and trap him.

Crews had to use a vacuum to suck the gravel out of the silo before workers could then safely release the rest of it below.

Walls is now recovering at a nearby hospital.

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