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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 565218.015 - Kraft Foods Group, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Fairview Heights


Inspection Nr: 565218.015
Report ID: 0524530
Open Date: 08/07/2012

Site Address:
Kraft Foods Group, Inc.
2901 Missouri Avenue
Granite City, IL 62040

Mailing Address:
2901 Missouri Avenue, Granite City, IL 62040

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 312111/Soft Drink Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/07/2012

Emphasis: L:Piv

Close Case:02/13/2014

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 488530
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,500
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
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 5A0001 02/07/2013 02/22/2013 $7,000 $5,500 $0 03/01/2013 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002A Serious 19100147 D03 02/07/2013 02/22/2013 $7,000 $7,000 $0 03/01/2013 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
3. 01002B Serious 19100147 D04 I 02/07/2013 02/22/2013 $0 $0 $0 03/01/2013 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 24715.015
Event: 08/07/2012
Employee Was Struck And Fatally Pinned By A Laser Guided Aut

At 5:00 A.M. on August 7, 2012, Employee #1 was fatally injured while performing his regularly assigned duties in the warehouse. The warehouse receives palletiz ed, shrink wrapped cases of drink products which are transported to and placed i nto the racking system via an Elettric-80 Laser Guided Vehicles (LGV). The LGVs used in this facility are equipped with two pull cord e-stops on the front corne rs of the LGV and two push-pull e-stops on the rear corners. The LGV involved in the fatal accident, #20, encountered an obstacle and stopped roughly 12 inches into the rack at bay location D04139-D04137. The LGV sounded an alarm at 4:49 am and Employee #1 responded. At 5:01:23 Employee #1 activated the pull cord e-sto p; one of the two on the corner fronts of the LGV. The stop was activated for 7 seconds until 5:01:30, at which time the alarm was cleared. It was assumed that Employee #1 had removed the obstacle from the laser beam sensors under the LGV t hat had caused it to stop. At 5:15:46, a coworker (forklift operator) found Empl oyee #1 pinned between the LGV in the front of the bay and the rack upright. Emp loyee #1 was unresponsive. The coroner confirmed that Employee #1 was killed as a result of a fatal crushing injury to his upper torso which caused traumatic as phyxia.

Keywords:asphyxiated, crushing, material handling, powered industrial vehicle, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 565218.015 Fatality Supervisors; distrib., sched'g & adjusting clerks
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