HUDSON — The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Tuesday that an investigation is underway following a death at ADM Milling Co. on Route 23B in Greenport.
An employee was killed in an accident at the mill, according to a company spokeswoman.
“This morning, an ADM colleague was involved in a fatal accident while working at ADM’s flour mill in Hudson, New York,” spokeswoman Jackie Anderson said Tuesday afternoon. “We are working with local authorities to investigate the situation surrounding the incident at this time.”
Anderson would not reveal specifics about the nature of the accident and she did not identify the employee.
Authorities have not disclosed the name of the employee pending notification of family members.
“At ADM, safety is our highest priority, and we are deeply saddened by this loss,” Anderson said. “We appreciate the quick response and assistance of the emergency responders, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of our colleague.”
Columbia County 911 dispatched Greenport Fire and Rescue to the scene around 10 a.m. Law enforcement personnel from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Greenport Police also responded.
Special equipment was brought in by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.
ADM has been in existence for more than a century, according to the company history posted on its website.
In 1902, the company officially known today as Archer-Daniels-Midland was founded by George A. Archer and John W. Daniels, who began a linseed crushing business.
In 1923, the Archer-Daniels Linseed Company acquired Midland Linseed Products Company, and the Archer-Daniels-Midland Company was formed.
In the years since, ADM has added a significant variety of subsidiaries to its agribusiness including milling, processing, specialty feed ingredients, specialty food ingredients and nutrition.
The company website lists Juan R. Luciano as chairman of the Board of Directors, president and CEO; Veronica L. Braker as senior vice president of global operations; Michael D’Ambrose as senior vice president and chief human resources officer; and D. Cameron Findlay as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.
One of the world’s largest agricultural processors, ADM is headquartered in Chicago. Net sales for 2016 were $62.3 billion, according to the company website.