Man killed near DuPont in Cedar Rapids after being run over by semi

CEDAR RAPIDS — A man was killed when he was run over by a semi on Wednesday.

Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said first responders were called to DuPont Industrial Bioscience, 1000 41st Avenue Drive SW, at 9:56 a.m. for a report of an employee who had been run over by a semi. Authorities found the 46-year-old victim dead at the scene.

Buelow said the death remains under investigation.

Wendy Rosen, leader of Global Public Affairs for DuPont Industrial Biosciences, issued a 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 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.”

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