Man dies after falling into vat of chocolate

(AP) - Authorities say a man died after fallinginto a vat of melted chocolate in a New Jersey processing plant. The Camden County prosecutor's office identified the victim as29-year-old Vincent Smith

News 12 Staff

Jul 9, 2009, 3:31 AM

Updated 5,489 days ago

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(AP) - Authorities say a man died after fallinginto a vat of melted chocolate in a New Jersey processing plant.
The Camden County prosecutor's office identified the victim as29-year-old Vincent Smith II of Camden. He was a temporary workerat the Cocoa Services Inc. plant.
The accident happened Wednesday morning as Smith was loadingchocolate into a vat where it's melted and mixed before beingshipped elsewhere to be made into candy.
Prosecutor's spokesman Jason Laughlin says a co-worker tried toshut off the machine and two others tried to pull Smith out of the8-foot-deep vat. He was hit and fatally injured by the agitatorthat mixes the chocolate.
Cocoa Services hires a second company - Lyons and Sons - to dothe mixing.


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