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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1565701.015 - The Bruss Company

Inspection Information - Office: Chicago North


Inspection Nr: 1565701.015
Report ID: 0524200
Date Opened: 11/15/2021

Site Address:
The Bruss Company
3548 N. Kostner Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641

Mailing Address:
3548 N. Kostner Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 311612/Meat Processed from Carcasses

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 04/05/2022


Case Closed: 04/12/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1833238
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 141467.015
Event: 11/13/2021
Employee Is Killed When Pinned By Pallets In Trailer

At 9:48 a.m. on November 13, 2021, an employee (Shipping Supervisor) entered a s emi-truck trailer that was partially filled with pallets boxed frozen chicken at the front end of the trailer. The employee entered the trailer to look for a ce ll phone he had dropped earlier in the morning. When the employee did not exit t railer coworkers began looking for him. The trailer had already been completely filled and left the dock area at this point. The employee was found in trailer a nd had been killed due to positional asphyxia from being wedged between the pall ets. The employee had not notified the Shipping Department that he was going ins ide the trailer so they contined to load the pallets as scheduled.

Keywords:asphyxiated, caught between, communication, food processing, loading, material handling, meat processing, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, motor vehicle, pallet, palletized cargo, pinned, tractor

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1565701.015 Fatality Supervisors, material moving equipment operators
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