Death by chocolate

July 30th, 2002 • 1 min read #Journal


Man dies in vat of chocolate

July 24, 2002 | HATFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- A candy factory worker died after being submerged in a 1,200-gallon vat of liquefied chocolate, police said.

Yoni Cordon, 19, of Philadelphia, was discovered in the vat by co-workers at the Kargher Corporation on Tuesday, authorities said.

Police said they believe Cordon had been working on a platform near the opening of the vat, which is used for mixing and melting chocolate.

Nobody saw Cordon fall and it was unknown how long he was submerged before he was found, Hatfield Township police detective Patrick M. Hanrahan said.

Hanrahan said foul play was not suspected and the death was being investigated as an accident.

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