Man Dies After Fall Into Chocolate Tank

(MYFOX PHILLY)   CAMDEN, N.J. – Police said a 29-year-old man died Wednesday morning after falling into a tank full of chocolate at a Camden business.

Police were called to a warehouse and manufacturing facility on the 700 block of North 36th Street around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a man who had fallen into hot chocolate.

According to authorities, the man was working at Lyons and Sons, which leases space to Cocoa Services. That company takes raw chocolate and melts it down to send out to other companies who use chocolate.

Police said the man was standing over the vat of chocolate and was dumping the chunks of chocolate in when he fell in. At least three people turned the emergency shut off, but it was too late because one of the paddles had apparently knocked him out. The chocolate was 120 degrees.

The man had been in the melting pot for about 10 minutes by the time crews arrived. He was declared dead shortly after 11 a.m.

The turnout gear of firefighters at the scene was covered with chocolate, as were the clothes of an obviously distraught co-worker who was being consoled by an EMT.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been called in to investigate, Fox 29’s Robin Taylor reported from the scene.

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