Inspection: 313940033 - Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City
Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
7300 S. Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60629
, , 00000
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 311821/Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 03/11/2011
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||5A0001||03/30/2011||05/16/2011||$7,000||$38,500||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
At approximately 2 a.m. on October 13, 2010, Employee #1 was working as a relief operator on the Litton UHS Von Gal #5 Palletizer, Serial Number 1725, while the full-time operator was on lunch break. The palletizing machine was an automated, self-running piece of equipment which palletizes finished product conveyed from the bakery. It also contained a slip sheet dispenser which picked up and delivered a sheet of paper to be placed on top of an empty pallet before the product was placed on it. A jam had occurred within the machine and Employee #1 climbed in to correct the problem without deenergizing the equipment. He positioned himself in front of a photo eye, which activated the slip sheet dispenser, causing it to travel and strike Employee #1 in the back. When the coworker returned from lunch, he witnessed Employee #1 in the machine, being repeatedly struck by the slip sheet dispenser. The coworker stopped the machine and called management and maintenance. Personnel called 911 and Employee #1 was extricated from the machine by the fire department. He was transported to Advocate Christ Hospital, where he was pronounced dead as a result of compression asphyxia.
Keywords:asphyxiated, machine operator, jammed, lockout, caught between, mech mat handling, struck by
|1||313940033||Fatality||Asphyxia||Occupation not reported|