Inspection: 312730989 - Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Naperville
Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
1555 W. Ogden Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
, , 00000
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 311821/Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing
Inspection Type: Complaint
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 02/12/2010
Emphasis: L:Piv, S:Powered Ind Vehicle
|#||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|
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
|1||312730989||Non Hospitalized injury||Fracture||Specified mechanics and repairers|
|2||312730989||Non Hospitalized injury||Bruise/Contus/Abras||Specified mechanics and repairers|