Worker Dies in Vat of Chocolate
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2009 6:04 AM CDT
The New Jersey worker died after being hit by a piece of machinery used to mix melting chocolate.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – A New Jersey man encountered literal death by chocolate yesterday after falling into an 8-foot vat of the stuff, CNN reports. The factory worker fell off a platform while loading solid chocolate into the melting vat. The 29-year-old's colleagues rushed to shut off the machinery, but he suffered a fatal blow to the head from the vat's stirring mechanism before they could haul him out.