By RICK CALLAHAN
APNewsNow. Refiles. New to some points. Updates with the farmer
returning to work 2 days after accident and adds quote from farmer's
son. Adds byline. Changes dateline to Indianapolis. Will be updated. AP
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An 81-year-old farmer rescued after being buried
beneath an avalanche of corn inside a grain bin on his family's
southwestern Indiana farm is back at work just two days after the
A son of Bill White says the man returned to work Wednesday on the
family farm near the town of Switz City, about 60 miles southwest of
Indianapolis. He was released from an Indianapolis hospital Tuesday.
Steve White says his father survived being trapped amid tons of grain
partly because he's "10 times tougher than the average guy."
Bill White was pulled Monday afternoon from the quicksand-like corn
after fast-thinking relatives and farmhands drove plywood boards into
the corn around him.
Bill White had been helping clear wet corn from the bin when the accident occurred.