June 13, 2022
Two workers at a Pennsylvania plant where candy is made were rescued from a chocolate vat on Thursday, June 9, reports NBC News.
The pair were pulled from a vat of dry chocolate, according to a spokesperson for Lancaster County emergency dispatch.
Mars Wrigley—the manufacturer of M&M’s, Snickers, Twix, and other confections—said in a statement that the employees were being medically evaluated.
“We can confirm both people have been taken off-site for further evaluation,” a company spokesperson said. “We’re extremely grateful for the quick work of the first responders.”
It wasn’t clear whether the two were injured. NBC affiliate WGAL of Lancaster reported that they were hospitalized.
The Elizabethtown Fire Department made the rescue, the Lancaster County emergency dispatch spokesperson said.
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