Thursday, July 9, 2009

Death By Chocolate - A Delicious Way To Go!

I stumbled upon this article on the CNN website and while a tragic accident, I can think of no better way to for my ultimate demise than in a sea of chocolate. Images of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory are dancing through my head, esp. the scene where the big kid falls into the chocolate river. Yum! Read on...

(CNN) -- An employee at a New Jersey chocolate processing plant died Wednesday after falling into a vat of hot chocolate, according to a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's office.

Vincent Smith II, 29, was dumping raw chocolate into the vat for melting when he fell in from a nine-foot high platform. He suffered a fatal blow to the head from the vat's agitator, a paddle-like mechanism used for stirring the chocolate.

According to the Camden County prosecutor's office, three other people were on the platform at the time. One was able to shut the machinery off quickly, but it was too late to save Smith.

The facility, owned by Cocoa Services Inc., is managed and operated by by Lyons and Sons.

The rectangular vat, which was 8 feet deep, 14 feet long and 6 feet wide, was churning a batch of chocolate for Hershey's when the accident occurred, the prosecutor's office said.


  1. well everybody's gotta go some way so I guess death by chocolate is as good as any other way...actually death by chocolate...better

  2. Rest in creamy, chocolate peace Vince :(

  3. Jeannie DrexeliusJuly 10, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Love this! RIP