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Posted: 7/24/2002 6:04:34 AM EDT
[url]http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=519&u=/ap/20020724/ap_on_re_us/brf_chocolate_death_1&printer=1[/url] [b]Pa. Man Dies in Vat of Chocolate[/b] [i]Wed Jul 24, 5:54 AM ET[/i] 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.
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 6:18:09 AM EDT
Several people jumped in to save Cordon, but he successfully fought them off. The medical examiner after the autopsy reported that while Cordon died of suffocation, he was also suffering from a rare, fatal medical conditions, "Creamy nougat centeritis." Cordon's funeral will be friday. He will be interred in a special casket with a clear cellophane window, and stuffed with fake grass. No disrepect for the dead, but I couldn't help myself. Reminded me of an old Polish joke.
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