Men fall into chocolate – level 3

15-06-2022 15:00

At a candy factory in Pennsylvania, US, two men fell into a partially filled chocolate tank while they were doing maintenance work.

The incident happened at the Mars Wrigley plant on Thursday at around 2 pm. The men worked for an outside contracting firm, and people weren’t sure how they fell into the tank. The chocolate in the tank was about waist-high, and the workers weren’t able to get out on their own.

Emergency responders couldn’t pull the workers straight out of the tank, so they freed the men by cutting a hole in the side of the tank. Both men were then taken to hospital to be evaluated. However, officials didn’t provide any detail on their conditions.

Authorities are investigating the incident, and they haven’t commented on it yet.

Difficult words: maintenance (the work to keep a building or machinery in a good state), outside contracting firm (a company that works for other people or organizations), evaluate (to judge the quality of something).

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