Recent Posts

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Chocolate Death: Smothers Brothers Prophesy Fulfilled

An American factory worker has died after falling into a vat of hot melted chocolate in New Jersey.

The man, identified as temporary worker Vincent Smith Jr, 29, was working on a platform above an 8-foot deep vat with four other workers when the fatal accident occurred at the Cocoa Services Inc. plant in Camden, New Jersey, on Wednesday morning.

The men were dumping pieces of chocolate into the enormous pot to be melted down when Mr Smith fell into the vat and hit his head on the blade of a piece of equipment known as an agitator, which stirs the chocolate before it is mixed by another company at the plant and shipped elsewhere to make sweets.

Jason Laughlin, spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, said it is believed that Mr Smith died instantly from the blow to his head.

"He somehow slipped and fell into the vat," Mr Laughlin said. "Inside the vat, he was hit by a piece of equipment called the agitator that's used to stir, and that killed him.

"At this point there's no suggestion of foul play.”

link: Man dies after falling into vat of chocolate - Times Online


Post a Comment