Man Dies at Nestle Frozen Foods Plant

Full story: WLTX Columbia 30
A maintenance mechanic working on a crane in the freezer tower of the Nestle food plant in Gaffney has died in an accident at the plant. Full Story
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ME baby ME

Gaston, SC

#1 Jul 28, 2007
Note to self:
Don't eat Nestle Chocolate.
Masters in History

United States

#2 Jul 29, 2007
Dont worry about the chocolate, they make the Stouffers "lean cusine" meals there! That place must be a death trap.
Once during the Regan administration in the 80's a local woman became trapped in a giant mixing auger that mixed rice with other ingredients...it took them 45 mins to cut the machine loose from around her...she lost both legs.
They say Ronald Regan was touched by the whole affair and that he kept in touch with her.

Now someone has died there.

I use to take classes in college with some of the folks who worked out there, also I know several local people who either work there or have a spouse or someone they know of who works there.

One thing in common they all say is they hate the place. Probably bad management in which they try to drill everyone into the ground to squeeze every available cent from the equation.

A hundred dollars to a dougnut I bet that man was pressured into a situation by management to perfom his duties in "shortcut mode" to minimize the down time by assuming some of the risks that he should have never felt compelled to take.

He died on his birthday...damn
ME baby ME

Gaston, SC

#3 Jul 29, 2007
Masters in History wrote:
Dont worry about the chocolate, they make the Stouffers "lean cusine" meals there! That place must be a death trap.
Once during the Regan administration in the 80's a local woman became trapped in a giant mixing auger that mixed rice with other ingredients...it took them 45 mins to cut the machine loose from around her...she lost both legs.
They say Ronald Regan was touched by the whole affair and that he kept in touch with her.
Now someone has died there.
I use to take classes in college with some of the folks who worked out there, also I know several local people who either work there or have a spouse or someone they know of who works there.
One thing in common they all say is they hate the place. Probably bad management in which they try to drill everyone into the ground to squeeze every available cent from the equation.
A hundred dollars to a dougnut I bet that man was pressured into a situation by management to perfom his duties in "shortcut mode" to minimize the down time by assuming some of the risks that he should have never felt compelled to take.
He died on his birthday...damn
2nd Note to Self: Dont eat Nestle brand food..........ever.
Justice

AOL

#4 Jul 29, 2007
PRAYERS to the gentleman's family

“Read it and Weep”

Since: Apr 07

Columbia, SC

#5 Jul 29, 2007
I hope the family is doing ok, God bless the family.

As a side note, its not just Nestle who works the heck out of their employee's and has unsafe working conditions. After all if people could really see what the workers at Wal-Mart deal with at both the store level and at the Distribution centers, they wouldn't shop there either!!!!!!!!
For Real

United States

#6 Jul 30, 2007
ME baby ME wrote:
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2nd Note to Self: Dont eat Nestle brand food..........ever.
So does this mean you will never drive again because people die on our highways everyday.A tragedy is a tradgedy and people like you who feel it necesaary to express their ignornace really sickens my soul. A man died trying to do his job and you have to make stupid A$% comments as so. Grow up!
Yep- Its me

Gaston, SC

#7 Jul 30, 2007
Ervin wrote:
I hope the family is doing ok, God bless the family.
As a side note, its not just Nestle who works the heck out of their employee's and has unsafe working conditions. After all if people could really see what the workers at Wal-Mart deal with at both the store level and at the Distribution centers, they wouldn't shop there either!!!!!!!!
And thats my problem HOW???? If they dont like the way they are treated and they keep working there... then they should be treated WORSE....for being so stupid.
Yep- Its me

Gaston, SC

#8 Jul 30, 2007
For Real wrote:
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So does this mean you will never drive again because people die on our highways everyday.A tragedy is a tradgedy and people like you who feel it necesaary to express their ignornace really sickens my soul. A man died trying to do his job and you have to make stupid A$% comments as so. Grow up!
LMAO... my god.. If i took life as seriously as you do, Id go to the nestle factory and work...
GirlinSC

United States

#9 Jul 30, 2007
At least the man had a job and didn't sit at the computer all day writing posts on threads where someone has died!! Why don't you people grow the ___ up and get to work!
Southern Girl

West Columbia, SC

#10 Jul 30, 2007
Well this topic wasted no time in getting out of hand!
Really

Saint Charles, IL

#11 Jul 30, 2007
GirlinSC wrote:
At least the man had a job and didn't sit at the computer all day writing posts on threads where someone has died!! Why don't you people grow the ___ up and get to work!
And we can tell you're working hard sitting at your desk all day writing posts too! That's the pot calling the kettle black you Goof!
GirlinSC

United States

#13 Jul 30, 2007
Really wrote:
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And we can tell you're working hard sitting at your desk all day writing posts too! That's the pot calling the kettle black you Goof!
And.....what does your comment have to do with the man dying? Pleazzzzzzzzzz, get a life.
Clyde

Wagener, SC

#14 Jul 30, 2007
Masters in History wrote:
A hundred dollars to a dougnut I bet that man was pressured into a situation by management to perfom his duties in "shortcut mode" to minimize the down time by assuming some of the risks that he should have never felt compelled to take.
He died on his birthday...damn
You are so right on this.I am deeply saddened that this man lost his life doing his job. It is very common in industry today, to work beond your abilities. companies preach safety first, but it all comes down to the bottom line. Production will overule safety every time. I would imagine that he was working alone in a situation that should have had two people. This is done just to save a buck. It will not change until the right to work laws in this state change. Workers have no rights any more. If you don't do what management wants they just get rid of you and hire someone else. A union would eliminate alot of this because as a group, the workers can force management to change their policies. Companies will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep a union out, because they know that they won't be able to get away with the things they do now. Workers in this state need to wake up or they might be the next one to succumb to an accident.
DLE

Wooster, OH

#15 Jul 30, 2007
The man who died was my Uncle. I was very proud of him. He had worked there for a long time. I will not stop eating a Nestle crunch or Lean Cuisine due to his death. I would like to ask you all to remember some of the family does see these comments. To those who are keeping the family in prayer...Thank you
Yep Its me

Gaston, SC

#16 Jul 30, 2007
DLE wrote:
The man who died was my Uncle. I was very proud of him. He had worked there for a long time. I will not stop eating a Nestle crunch or Lean Cuisine due to his death. I would like to ask you all to remember some of the family does see these comments. To those who are keeping the family in prayer...Thank you
Why are you on here looking anyway.. shouldnt you be at the funeral. I hate when ppl are like.. "Oh feel bad for me b/c someone i knew died".. pathetic.

“Read it and Weep”

Since: Apr 07

Columbia, SC

#17 Jul 31, 2007
Yep- Its me wrote:
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And thats my problem HOW???? If they dont like the way they are treated and they keep working there... then they should be treated WORSE....for being so stupid.
Maybe they are working taking care of their kids and thats the only good job they could find. I suppose your suggestion would be to go on welfare and not put up with anything.....yea....your smart.

“Read it and Weep”

Since: Apr 07

Columbia, SC

#18 Jul 31, 2007
Yep Its me wrote:
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Why are you on here looking anyway.. shouldnt you be at the funeral. I hate when ppl are like.. "Oh feel bad for me b/c someone i knew died".. pathetic.
Maybe you should be at a homeless shelter helping people. Your not winning any awards for brains on here.
Jen

Binbrook, Canada

#19 Jul 31, 2007
Yep Its me wrote:
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Why are you on here looking anyway.. shouldnt you be at the funeral. I hate when ppl are like.. "Oh feel bad for me b/c someone i knew died".. pathetic.
Rather then make stupid, mean comments on here, why don't you just offer your condolences to the family? If it was a member of your family you would at least demand respect for your deceased family member and all surviving.

I almost lost my fiancÚ to a work related accident and I can understand where the deceased worker's family is coming from.

You need to grow up and realize that death is only painful to those left behind. I pray you never lose a loved one but if you do and someone makes a snide, mean remark like the one you made, that you have the mental capacity to understand you have no right to be pissed at that person when you are guilty of the same offence.
Jen

Binbrook, Canada

#20 Jul 31, 2007
I offer my deepest condolences to the family which is what I originally came to this site to do.

However, I couldn't let that mean comment go unanswered.
Jen

Binbrook, Canada

#21 Jul 31, 2007
Yep Its me wrote:
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Why are you on here looking anyway.. shouldnt you be at the funeral. I hate when ppl are like.. "Oh feel bad for me b/c someone i knew died".. pathetic.
Rather then make snide, mean comments on here, can't you just be compassionate and offer your condolences to the family?

I hope when you lose a loved one and someone makes a nasty comment about it, that you don't get your nose out of joint, since you are guilty of the same offence.

I almost lost my fiance to a work-related accident at the same plant so I know where the niece is coming from.

I offer my deepest and most sincere condolences to the whole family. My prayers are with you.

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