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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313940033 - Kraft Foods Global, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City

Nr: 313940033Report ID: 0521700Open Date: 10/13/2010

Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
7300 S. Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60629
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2052/Cookies and Crackers
NAICS: 311821/Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/11/2011
Close Case:06/28/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $38,500 $0 $0 $38,500
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/30/2011 05/16/2011 $7,000 $38,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200033710Event: 10/13/2010Employee Is Killed When Struck By Machine
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
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313940033 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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