2 Employees at Mars Wrigley Plant Rescued After Falling Into Chocolate Tank

Two workers at the Mars Wrigley confectionary facility in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania were rescued after falling into a tank filled with chocolate.

Chocolate melted at the factory of the French chocolate sculptor Patrick Roger.
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A photograph taken on October 30, 2019, shows chocolate melted at the factory of the French chocolate sculptor Patrick Roger in Sceaux.

Chocolate melted at the factory of the French chocolate sculptor Patrick Roger.

It was like a scene out of the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Thursday when two employees from the Mars Wrigley plant in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania were rescued after falling into a tank filled with chocolate, WPMT reports

A Lancaster County 911 spokesperson told TODAY that a call was received around 10:51 a.m. about the incident. “The incident currently is being downgraded, but originally two employees were stuck in a sort of dry chocolate,” the spokesperson said. The Elizabethtown Fire Department later transported the two workers to a nearby hospital as a likely precautionary measure. 

Details regarding how the two workers ended up in the chocolate tank are unknown. A spokesperson for Mars Wrigley delivered the following statement: “We can confirm both people have been taken offsite for further evaluation. We’re extremely grateful for the quick work of the first responders.” 

No word on if any other workers shrank, got taken on a journey through a pipe, or turned into a blueberry. 

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