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Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 981715.015 - Michael Foods, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha

Nr: 981715.015Report ID: 0728900Open Date: 06/20/2014

Michael Foods, Inc.
58535 Highway 35 East
Wakefield, NE 68784
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 311999/All Other Miscellaneous Food Manufacturing
Mailing: Po Box 573, Wakefield, NE 68784

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:12/02/2014
Close Case:09/03/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident894859    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $30,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $30,900
Current Penalty $21,510 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,510
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100132 D01 12/02/2014 03/10/2015 $3,960 $4,400 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100133 A01 12/02/2014 03/10/2015 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01002 Serious 19100134 D01 III 12/02/2014 01/21/2015 $0 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19100146 C03 12/02/2014 01/30/2015 $6,300 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004A Serious 19100146 K01 III A 12/02/2014 06/30/2015 $6,300 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01004B Serious 19100146 K01 III B 12/02/2014 06/30/2015 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01005 Serious 19101200 H03 II 12/02/2014 03/10/2015 $4,950 $5,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 63470.015Event: 06/19/2014Employee Suffers Asphyxiation While Testing Product Sample
At 5:00 p.m. on June 19, 2014, an employee was found unresponsive chest deep into an oxygen deficient (nitrogen) trucker tank top hatch, during an egg product testing/sampling procedure. The employee did not respond to CPR and was declared dead by the Fire Department's Emergency Medical Technicians upon their arrival. The product was declared inedible by the USDA and upon emptying the tank, a sample ladle and cup were found inside the tanker.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, confined space, vapor, asphyxiated
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 981715.015 Fatality Asphyxia Production samplers and weighers

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