Cedar Rapids DuPont employee dies in workplace accident
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) —
A DuPont employee is dead after being run over by a semi truck at work.
A Cedar Rapids police spokesperson says that emergency personnel responded to the report of an employee being run over at DuPont Industrial Bioscience at 9:56 a.m. on Wednesday.
The 46-year-old male employee was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident is under investigation.
DuPont released the following statement about the incident:
Our organization is devastated to confirm the news that one of our colleagues has lost his life today in a vehicle-related accident at our Cedar Rapids, IA facility. Although words are small comfort in times like these, DuPont wishes to extend our deepest sympathy for the family, friends and co-workers of this team member. We are in touch with the family to provide every possible measure of support during this incredibly difficult time and are providing on site counseling services for our employees.
DuPont values the safety of our team members above all. That is why we are working closely with local authorities as they conduct a thorough investigation into the incident, which will take some time. As part of that investigation, we will be conducting our own top-to-bottom review of this incident and we will share what we learn with the relevant authorities.
The Cedar Rapids DuPont plant employees about 200 workers. This is the first fatality at the site.