OSHA Compliance

Osha Investigates Death Of Worker In Chocolate Tank

On Wednesday in chocolate warehouse facility, 700 block of North 36th Street a men fall into hot chocolate manufacturing plant. The worker was temporary one at Cocoa Services Inc. plant.

The worker was loading chunks of raw chocolate into a melting tank but he slipped and fell into tank. On seeing this the co-workers shut off the valve and tried to reach them but they failed. He was immediately taken to hospital where his family members arrived worrying about how and what happened.

According to police investigation Smith was standing over the vat of chocolate and dumping chucks of chocolate when he fell into it. On seeing this immediately three people turned off the emergency shut off but could not save him. The hot chocolate temperature was around 120 degrees.

The worker was there in the chocolate tank for about 10 minutes till the crew arrived. The rescue team who were there were immediately covered with chocolate all over the body.

This is actually a very disastrous accident leading to death of worker. So to thoroughly investigate on how and why this happened and whether any safety violations have been ruled over OSHA has been called to investigate the case.

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