In what will sound like something straight from the mind of Willie Wonka, two workers had to be rescued after being trapped in a tank full of chocolate on Thursday. The incident happened just hours from the Hudson Valley. Officials say it is uncertain whether the two employees managed to fall into the tank. However, a 911 dispatch communications supervisor told officials that the rescue was much more difficult than you first thought.
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WGAL says crews were called to the M&M Mars factory in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania on Thursday afternoon. Two factory workers fell into the tank and were unable to get out. A Lancaster County 911 dispatch supervisor told CNN the rescue involved punching a hole in the side of the chocolate tank and removing them that way. He said firefighters ruled out the idea of somehow descending or diving into the tank to perform the rescue.
Both workers were taken to hospital for treatment of their injuries.
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What at first almost looks like something out of an episode of Office, could have turned into a tragic story without the quick thinking of the emergency teams. More than five thousand Americans died in 2019 from workplace injuries, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Thankfully, a man from New York State didn’t become another statistic in this November 2021 story.
WGRZ says it all happened one night in November when a 40-year-old employee at the Cascade mill became trapped in a roll that feeds the paper. WGRZ says police and firefighters were called to the scene and were able to free the trapped man. Authorities say he was taken to a nearby hospital where he is in critical but stable condition. There aren’t too many other details about the accident, like how he got stuck in there in the first place.