According to the local law enforcement in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, two people were said to be in need of help after they fell into a chocolate tank at the Mars M&M factory.
The incident happened on Thursday (June 9). Workers at the factory called the police and assistant supervisor Nick Schoenberger with Lancaster Country 911 Dispatch said that the tank was partially filled with chocolate when they fell in.
A rescue team was assembled on-site who had to cut a hole out the side of the tank to assist with getting the two individuals out.
Fortunately, they were able to get the first person extracted from the tank at around 3:10pm and the second person pulled out by 3:25pm.
“Fire crews have eliminated pulling them straight out of a tank,” ABC 27 reported Brad Wolfe, communications supervisor for Lancaster County 911 Dispatch saying.“They have to cut a hole in the side of the tank to get them out”.
At this time, the condition of both individuals is not known, however, they were said to have been transported to the hospital.
“One patient was transported by ground and one person was transported by helicopter,” Supervisor Schoenberger said, according to ABC 27.
A Mars Wrigley spokesperson also said, “We are actively managing the situation and our primary focus is supporting emergency teams on site.”
In the meantime, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into the matter to figure out exactly what happened.
A Mars spokesperson told ABC27 that they were “extremely grateful for the quick work of the first responders.”