Death by Chocolate

The one way I’ve always said I’d like to go…

Let's hope I get buried in the shade

Let's hope I get buried in the shade

Besides the other one with a bottle of tequila, a cigarette in my mouth and James McAvoy.

But somehow I don’t think this man’s family would agree.  Imagine the jokes that are going around.

Below is the description of the accident from the Telegraph.

Man dies after falling into vat of chocolate

The Camden County prosecutor’s office identified the victim as 29-year-old Vincent Smith II. He was a temporary worker at the Cocoa Services Inc. plant.

The bizarre accident took place at 10.30am on Wednesday morning. Mr Smith was standing on a plank above the vat loading chocolate into a tank where it is melted and mixed before being shipped elsewhere to be made into chocolate bars.

Jason Laughlin, the Prosecutor’s spokesman, said a co-worker tried to shut off the machine and two others tried to pull Mr Smith out of the 8-foot-deep vat.

However, they could not save him because he was hit and fatally injured by the agitator that mixes the chocolate.

Fox News reported he was in the vat of boiling chocolate for 10 minutes before rescue crews arrived on the scene. When the ambulance crew finally pulled him out he was dead.

The tank, reportedly filled with chocolate bound for Hershey bars, was heated at 120F.

In July 2002, a 19-year-old died in a similar incident when he fell into a vat for mixing and melting chocolate at a plant in Montgomery County.

Okay ouch. I think I change my mind.  Where’s that tequila?


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