Two People Rescued After Falling in Chocolate Tank in Pennsylvania

Emergency crews rushed to the Mars M&M factory in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania to rescue two people who fell and got trapped in a chocolate tank on June 9.

Lancaster County dispatch said that the two people fell into the tank around 1:51 p.m. local time, PennLive reported.

Rescuers extricated the first victim from the tank at 3:10 p.m. while the second victim was out by 3:25 p.m., according to The Hill.

Both patients were transported to a local hospital with the extent of their injuries unknown.

It is unclear how the people ended up in the tank.

The chocolate was about waist height in the tank, PennLive reported.

Brad Wolfe, the communications supervisor for Lancaster County 911 dispatch, told CNN earlier that fire crews had to “cut a hole in the side of the tank to get them out.”

According to The Hill, a Mars Wrigley spokesperson said that they were managing the situation and are “extremely grateful for the quick work of the first responders.”

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident.


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