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Inspection: 306094327 - Kraft Foods-Woburn

Inspection Information - Office: Boston North

 

Inspection Nr: 306094327
Report ID: 0134000
Open Date: 02/11/2003

Site Address:
Kraft Foods-Woburn
0 Hill Street
Woburn, MA 01801

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union

SIC:2087

NAICS: 311930/Flavoring Syrup and Concentrate Manufacturing


Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/04/2003

Emphasis:

Close Case:05/07/2004


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 200777159 Yes
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $11,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,800
Current Penalty $9,550 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,550
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001A Serious 19100132 A 07/08/2003 07/14/2003 $4,500 $4,500 $0 07/30/2003 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01001B Serious 19100132 D01 I 07/08/2003 07/25/2003 $0 $0 $0 07/20/2003 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 01001C Serious 19100138 A 07/08/2003 07/14/2003 $0 $0 $0 07/20/2003 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 01001D Serious 19100133 A01 07/08/2003 07/14/2003 $0 $0 $0 07/20/2003 F - Formal Settlement  
5. 01002 Serious 19101200 H 07/08/2003 07/25/2003 $2,800 $2,800 $0 07/20/2003 F - Formal Settlement  
6. 01003 Serious 19101200 G08 07/08/2003 07/14/2003 $2,250 $4,500 $0 07/20/2003 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200772614
Event: 03/10/2003
Employee Receives Burns From Hot Alkaline Solution

On March 10, 2003, Employee #1 was adding concentrated sodium hydroxide powder to boiling water in enclosed tank. He poured the sodium hydroxide powder into the tank through a tank top hatch. The sodium hydroxide reacted violently with the water causing it to erupt out of the hatch and splash him. He was not wearing any personal protective equipment. The hot alkaline solution caused severe burns to his face, ears, torso, and legs. Emergency medical personnel were summoned and transported him to the hospital. At the hospital, he underwent burn care and treatment. He was hospitalized following the medical procedures for treating the burns with postoperative care.

Keywords:sodium hydroxide, ear, torso, chemical reaction, chemical burn, face, chemical, hot water, leg

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306094327 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
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