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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312730989 - Kraft Foods Global, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Naperville

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

Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
1555 W. Ogden Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2052/Cookies and Crackers
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 VehicleClose Case:04/07/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint207410150 Yes  

Violation Summary
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 Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C04 II 03/02/2010 04/05/2010 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100147 D 03/02/2010 04/05/2010 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100147 C07 IIIA 03/02/2010 04/05/2010 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  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

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200824373Event: 10/24/2009Two 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
Inspection 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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