Skip to comments.Worker Buried Alive After Sugar Plant Pulls Safety Device
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 Salinasa 50-year-old who, like every other employee in the CSC Sugar warehouse in Fairless Hills, was a temp workerdied 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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Look on the bright side. He created work for the entire legal system.
uh oh..somebody’s in trouble! someone’s gonna get it!
a sweet way to go
Look for the new Whacked Warehouse Worker flavor.
Sure, shut down the temp agencies and see where the (already bogus) unemployment rate gets to.
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.
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.
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.
LOL. How about “Sweet Enough to Die For” flavor?
“died after climbing inside a huge hopper to remove sugar clogs on February 25, 2013”
they just found him?
They could do all that, or they could hire a new plant manager who will adhere to safety protocol.
Well, he WAS just a temp. Maybe they didn’t think he was scheduled to show up for work for a while.
Oh, the IRONY! (Ben & Jerry..The world’s biggest hypocrites!)
Did anyone notice this was a year and a half ago?
Wonder if the plant had a union?
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.
They could shut down all the temp agencies and Obama’s numbers would show no change.
Well! The only correct response is to boycott Ben & Jerry’s because they greedily support and enable unsafe sweatshops.
My guess would be probably not.
” Janio Salinasa 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.
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