TWO WORKERS HAD TO BE RESCUED FROM CHOCOLATE TANK AT PENNSYLVANIA M&M FACTORY
Well, this is certainly odd. Yet it certainly captures the imagination. 2 workers at the Mars M&M factory in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania were doing maintenance when they fell into a tank of chocolate and couldn’t get out. Most chocolate lovers immediately think of how nice that would be. My wife’s first question was, “were they kids?” And anyone who ever saw the original Willy Wonka movie had immediate visuals. But this was literally a work accident, if a mysterious one that required emergency response and rescue. Otherwise, death by chocolate was certainly a possibility.
EMERGENCY RESPONDERS HAD TO CUT DUO OUT OF CHOCOLATE TANK TO FREE THEM
Yet all news reports are extremely light on details, so it’s hard to know how much danger the two workers were in. Nor do we really know if they were injured, nor how badly. Several news reports say they weren’t injured. But after their rescue from the chocolate tank, both workers went to the hospital. Sometimes, that is a pro forma requirement for a work-related accident. But in this case, one of the workers went to the hospital in a helicopter? That doesn’t sound injury free by any means. And, well, emergency responders didn’t just pull the two out. They had to cut a hole in the bottom of the tank to free them.
HOW IS THERE STILL NOT ONE INTERVIEW FROM EITHER CHOCOLATE TANK RESCUE DUO?
There is an active OSHA investigation about the chocolate tank rescue incident, and information about what happened is slow to come. The two workers were from an outside firm, and we still don’t know their names. You have to imagine that media would love to interview either or both of them, especially as they are now honorary M&M’s. It will be interesting to hear more about his, as it will either prove to be incredibly boring, or something more salacious. Salacious and covered in chocolate.