Two Kraft Workers Gunned Down at Kraft Foods NE Philadelphia Plant

09/10/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Philadelphia, PA– A shooting rampage at the Kraft Foods plant left two Kraft workers dead on Thursday, September 9, 2010; when a 15-year employee was suspended, seemingly causing the woman to drive her car through a fence and enter the building with a .357 magnum handgun, as reported by Philly.com.

Yvonne Hiller was suspended from her long time job as a mixer at the Kraft Foods plant at around 8:35 p.m., before being escorted from the premises. Just nine minutes later, Hiller drove her car through a fence that surrounded the plant, and entered the plant with a handgun. Hiller continued to the third-floor mixing room, and unleashed gunfire.

When responding police officers arrived at the plant, Hiller shot at three officers through a wall, but the officers did not return the gunfire. Hiller even dialed 911 and talked to a police operator at some point during the encounter.

Hiller then hid in an office, with the lights turned off, until SWAT officers found and apprehended her at 9:35 p.m.

Two employees were tragically killed in a shooting, and two others were injured. One man was rushed to Aria Health-Torresdale Campus with a gunshot wound to the neck and shoulder. Another person, a contract worker, was also injured but not as serious.

Kraft’s Division said, “We are working closely with the authorities as they investigate this situation, and our facility is closed until further notice…This is a tragic loss for all of us. To assist our employees, we will be providing counseling services at the facility. At this time, we are still trying to confirm the facts. We again express our deepest condolences to the families who have been touched by this tragedy.”

A full investigation is underway.

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