Mt. Vernon Register-News

February 8, 2013

Worker dies at ADM plant in Decatur


Associated Press

— DECATUR (AP) — Authorities in central Illinois are investigating after a 31-year-old worker died in an apparent accident at the Archer Daniels Midland Co. corn processing plant in Decatur.

The Herald & Review (http://bit.ly/WwwiCg ) reports that the Macon County coroner identified the worker as Michael Cordray of Decatur. The Bodine Services employee was in the process of cleaning the interior of a tank at the time of the accident.

In a statement, ADM spokeswoman Jackie Anderson says the man fell while working in a confined space at the plant.

Coroner Michael Day says Cordray was pronounced dead Wednesday evening at the ADM facility. An autopsy is planned.