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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312730989 - Kraft Foods Global, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Naperville


Inspection Nr: 312730989
Report ID: 0521400
Open Date: 11/18/2009

Site Address:
Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
1555 W. Ogden Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 311821/Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Complaint

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/12/2010

Emphasis: L:Piv, S:Powered Ind Vehicle

Close Case:04/07/2010

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Complaint 207410150 Yes
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $15,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
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 C04 II 03/02/2010 04/05/2010 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
2. 01002 Serious 19100147 D 03/02/2010 04/05/2010 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
3. 01003 Serious 19100147 C07 IIIA 03/02/2010 04/05/2010 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
4. 01004A Serious 19100147 C04 II 03/02/2010 04/05/2010 $5,000 $0 $0 Q - National Office Adjustment  
5. 01004B Serious 19100147 C07 IIIA 03/02/2010 04/05/2010 $0 $0 $0 Q - National Office Adjustment  
6. 01004C Serious 19100147 D 03/02/2010 04/05/2010 $0 $0 $0 Q - National Office Adjustment  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200824373
Event: 10/24/2009
Two Employees Are Injured By Falling Plate

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on October 24, 2009, Employee #1, a maintenance mechanic for a food product manufacturer, began a nonroutine servicing work order for a motor and chain assembly on the top cap stacker area of a Muller Octopus 808 Stretch Wrapper "D" machine (Serial Number 96530693). Employee #1 entered the caged area of the top cap stacker, beneath the elevated stacker plate, which weighed approximately 500 pounds, including the top caps product on the plate. Employee #1 asked a fellow maintenance mechanic, Employee #2, to assist him with the maintenance task. Employees #1 and #2 were working on the motor and chain assembly, in a bent-over position, near floor level and beneath the elevated plate. As the employees were attempting to tension the chain onto the motor, the elevated plate fell on them. Employee #1 held the plate up with his back, while Employee #2 crawled out of the cage and got a forklift truck. Employee #2 put the forks under the plate and raised it up to allow Employee #1 to crawl out. Employee #1 sustained severe contusions to his back and torso. Employee #2 sustained fractures and ligament damage to his foot and ankle. Both employees were performing a nonroutine task because the motor and chain on this piece of equipment had not been serviced in 20 years. Neither employee had previously worked in this area of the stretch wrapper. The employer's placarded lockout/tagout procedure for the stretch wrapper did not identify the gravity hazard on the elevated plate of the top cap stacker. In addition, the employees were not aware of or trained on the specific gravity hazard or how to isolate it. A prejob briefing was not conducted, and because this part of the machine was not periodically inspected, inspection results could not be reviewed with the mechanics prior to work start.

Keywords:fracture, torso, lockout, back, struck by, falling object, untrained, ankle, contusion, foot

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312730989 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Specified mechanics and repairers
2 312730989 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Specified mechanics and repairers
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