Publish Date: 2023, 04, 17
DECATUR, IL – A 22-year ADM employee was killed in an accident at the company’s Decatur complex on Tuesday, April 11th.
According to a report by WCIA, 66-year-old Robert Dautel was operating a locomotive when it collided with a parked rail car. He suffered blunt force trauma to his chest, and was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy performed by Macon County Coroner Michael Day confirmed Dautel passed from cardiac arrest brought on by the impact.
ADM released a statement on Wednesday, expressing their condolences and acknowledging Dautel’s more than two decades of service with the company:
“We are deeply saddened that our colleague Robert Dautel passed away yesterday afternoon. Robert was a valued colleague who served in various roles for more than 22 years at ADM.
We are in the process of conducting an investigation to better understand what happened. Our thoughts and prayers are with Robert’s family and friends.”
-DANE LISSER, ADM MEDIA RELATIONS
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