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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311080741 - Kraft Foods Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota


Inspection Nr: 311080741
Report ID: 0552700
Open Date: 07/31/2007

Site Address:
Kraft Foods Inc
2525 S Bridge Street
New Ulm, MN 56073

Mailing Address:
2525 S Bridge St, New Ulm, MN 56073

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 311513/Cheese Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/07/2007


Close Case:03/25/2010

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100511310
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $27,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $27,100
Current Penalty $25,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,000
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. 01001 Serious 19100147 C04I 12/06/2007 12/20/2007 $25,000 $25,000 $0 12/17/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C06I 12/06/2007 12/07/2007 $2,100 $2,100 $0 12/17/2007 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200514438
Event: 07/28/2007
Employee Head Is Caught In Machine, Later Dies

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on July 28, 2007, Employee #1, a maintenance employee, was troubleshooting a noise in a hopper with the auger and bridge breaker running. Employee #1 removed a guard to be able to hear the noise better. Employee #1 got his head past the opening of the hopper and was struck by a tine on the bridge breaker and caught between the tine and the wall of the hopper. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and died at 3:50 p.m. on July 30, 2007.

Keywords:fracture, head, maintenance, caught between, struck by, hopper

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311080741 Fatality Fracture Industrial machinery repairers
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