Bodine Worker Dies After Fall at ADM


DECATUR - A Bodine services worker from Decatur is dead after a fall at the ADM corn processing plant.

Decatur firefighters say the incident happened around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. 31 year old Michael Cordray was pronounced dead Wednesday night at 5:18PM. Cordray was cleaning the interior of a bin/tank at the ADM Corn Sweetener Facility at Faries Parkway.

According to the autopsy release, Cordray died as a result of blunt traumatic injuries, and compressional asphyxia of the chest. These injuries were sustained when Cordray fell from a collapsing scaffold; he then landed on a metal beam.

Fire officials say it took 16 fire fighters and a lot of manpower to get the man out.

ADM released a statement expressing their thoughts are with the contractor's family and friends. 

Bodine also released this statement "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time." In the 52 year history of the Company we have never experienced a loss like this. The company has notified OSHA and is fully cooperating in an ongoing investigation.

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