Snickers-maker Mars Wrigley fined £12,000 after two workers fall into large vat of chocolate
The maker of Snickers has been fined after two workers fell into a vat of chocolate.
Regulators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined Mars Wrigley’s Pennsylvania manufacturing facility greater than £12,000 after an incident in June final yr.
The enterprise produces some of the world’s hottest candy treats, together with Skittles, M&M’s and Twix.
Fined: Two workers at Mars Wrigley’s Pennsylvania manufacturing facility within the U.S. fell into a tank that was partially crammed to waist-height with chocolate
Two workers discovered themselves in a sticky scenario after falling into a tank that was partially crammed to waist-height with chocolate final summer time.
More than two dozen firefighters have been known as out to the manufacturing facility, with the workers rescued after a gap was reduce within the tank. Both have been despatched to hospital, with one being transported by helicopter.
The people had been recruited to scrub the tank on the manufacturing facility in Elizabethtown.
They weren’t given ample well being and security coaching, regulators stated, in a report that dubbed the incident ‘severe’.
A spokesman for Mars Wrigley stated: ‘The security of our associates and outdoors contractors is a prime precedence. We respect regulators’ collaborative method to working with us.’