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Worker Buried Alive After Sugar Plant Pulls Safety Device
Newser ^ | June 8, 2014 | Rob Quinn

Posted on 07/08/2014 5:50:41 AM PDT by Enterprise

A worker at a Pennsylvania sugar plant died buried alive in sugar in an accident that could have been prevented by a safety device removed just 13 days earlier, a ProPublica investigation finds. Janio Salinas—a 50-year-old who, like every other employee in the CSC Sugar warehouse in Fairless Hills, was a temp worker—died after climbing inside a huge hopper to remove sugar clogs on February 25, 2013. The warehouse manager told the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that he had asked for a safety screen to prevent such an accident, but after one was installed, the plant manager decided to get rid of it because it was slowing down production.

(snip) The death at the plant that supplies the makers of Snapple drinks and Ben & Jerry's ice cream was one of numerous gruesome deaths that spurred OSHA to boost enforcement of rules affecting temp workers . . .

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: drinks; safety; supervisor; work
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Look for a job opening for plant manager soon.
1 posted on 07/08/2014 5:50:41 AM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

Look on the bright side. He created work for the entire legal system.


2 posted on 07/08/2014 5:52:25 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Enterprise

uh oh..somebody’s in trouble! someone’s gonna get it!


3 posted on 07/08/2014 5:53:15 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Enterprise

a sweet way to go


4 posted on 07/08/2014 5:53:16 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Enterprise
Ben & Jerry's ice cream

Look for the new Whacked Warehouse Worker flavor.

5 posted on 07/08/2014 5:55:55 AM PDT by palmer (There's someone in my lead but it's not me)
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To: Enterprise

Sure, shut down the temp agencies and see where the (already bogus) unemployment rate gets to.


6 posted on 07/08/2014 5:57:01 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Gee. Those old socialist Ben & Jerry’s are actually looking to make a profit and squeeze production out of old unsafe equipment using temporary workers working unsafely inside non-OSHA and unsafe tanks without protective gear! gee.

Non-trained in tank entry procedures too i see.


7 posted on 07/08/2014 5:57:48 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Enterprise

Uh oh. Time to shut her down, send everyone home, rebuild from the ground up following strict federal safety regulations, inspect, find violations, rebuild from the ground up again and then unionize instituting a 25 hour work week with 4 weeks paid vacation.


8 posted on 07/08/2014 5:58:03 AM PDT by albie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess moochelle was/is right about sugar being a killer. And salt too. And seeing a picture of her can be at the bare minimum, nauseating.


9 posted on 07/08/2014 5:58:43 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: palmer

LOL. How about “Sweet Enough to Die For” flavor?


10 posted on 07/08/2014 5:59:21 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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“died after climbing inside a huge hopper to remove sugar clogs on February 25, 2013”

…they just found him?


11 posted on 07/08/2014 5:59:56 AM PDT by albie
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They could do all that, or they could hire a new plant manager who will adhere to safety protocol.


12 posted on 07/08/2014 6:00:25 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: albie

Well, he WAS just a temp. Maybe they didn’t think he was scheduled to show up for work for a while.


13 posted on 07/08/2014 6:01:13 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Oh, the IRONY! (Ben & Jerry..The world’s biggest hypocrites!)

Did anyone notice this was a year and a half ago?


14 posted on 07/08/2014 6:01:21 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Enterprise

Wonder if the plant had a union?


15 posted on 07/08/2014 6:02:03 AM PDT by Bratch
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Those old socialist Ben & Jerry’s are actually looking to make a profit and squeeze production out of old unsafe equipment using temporary workers working unsafely inside non-OSHA and unsafe tanks without protective gear! gee.

While I agree with the sentiment about BJs, this was not a BJ-owned plant, but a separate plant that supplies them with the sugar for their ice cream.

16 posted on 07/08/2014 6:03:27 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They could shut down all the temp agencies and Obama’s numbers would show no change.


17 posted on 07/08/2014 6:04:28 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Well! The only correct response is to boycott Ben & Jerry’s because they greedily support and enable unsafe sweatshops.


18 posted on 07/08/2014 6:05:03 AM PDT by polymuser
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To: Bratch

My guess would be probably not.


19 posted on 07/08/2014 6:05:59 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

” Janio Salinas—a 50-year-old who, like every other employee in the CSC Sugar warehouse in Fairless Hills, was a temp worker”

Illegals and temp workers. That is how business is done today in America.


20 posted on 07/08/2014 6:06:00 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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