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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1607098.015 - Gerber Products Company

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen


Inspection Nr: 1607098.015
Report ID: 0552652
Date Opened: 07/07/2022

Site Address:
Gerber Products Company
405 State St
Fremont, MI 49413

Mailing Address:
405 State St, Fremont, MI 49413

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 311999/All Other Miscellaneous Food Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/02/2022

Emphasis: N:Amputate

Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1917893
Inspection 1616379 Yes
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C04 II 11/10/2022 12/15/2022 $7,000 $7,000 $0 12/12/2022 C - Contested  
2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C07 I 11/10/2022 12/15/2022 $7,000 $7,000 $0 12/12/2022 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 147738.015
Event: 07/07/2022
Employee Is Killed When Caught In Buffer Conveyor

At 1:30 p.m. on July 7, 2022, an employee was performing a maintenance intervent ion on the CODA Buffer conveyor. The employee was loosening bolts on the eastsi de outfeed sprocket in an attempt to realign the conveyor's gondolas. The employ ee became caught in the conveyor as it rotated around the shaft and sustained fa cial lacerations and unspecified crush injuries. The employee was killed.

Keywords:caught in, conveyor, crushed, crushing, face, laceration, maintenance, shaft

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1607098.015 Fatality Machinery maintenance occupations
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