Victim of deadly DuPont workplace accident identified
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) —
Authorities have identified the man killed in a workplace accident in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday.
46-year-old Daniel Heeren of Van Horne was run over by a semi truck at DuPont Industrial Bioscience at 9:56 a.m. on Wednesday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say that the incident is not a criminal one, and there will be an industrial safety 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.