Rescue workers combed the rubble of an historic Pennsylvania chocolate factory early Saturday after an overnight explosion at the plant left at least two people dead and several others missing.
One person was found alive in the debris after the massive explosion Friday night leveled the R. M. Palmer Co. headquarters in West Reading, NBC Philadelphia reported.
Eight others were taken to Reading Hospital, where two were admitted in “fair” condition and one was transferred. The others will be discharged, according to the hospital.
NBC Philadelphia reported that there was a “discrepancy” over exactly how many people died or are still unaccounted for following the explosion.
An early morning report from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency indicated that five people had died and six were missing, but at a press conference Saturday morning, West Reading’s mayor, Samantha Kaag, said “that is not accurate.”
She would not elaborate on why there might be a discrepancy. MORE
If all you’ve got are bags of pieces (with some missing), it isn’t always easy to get a body count. If you’ve got three eyeballs (all brown) you have at least two dead but possibly three.
I can understand why someone wouldn’t want to stand in front of cameras and mics and explain that sort of awful thing.
Le Chocolate Bombe?
Oh, the h̶u̶m̶a̶n̶i̶t̶y chocolate Leporidae!
(That was insensitive, wasn’t it?)
In the future check your chocolate bar for any human bits before eating. Like a toe or part of an eyeball.
Wow, we certainly have become a callous group haven’t we.
This potential injury/death count rivals refinery accidents. Who would’ve thought?
No one should die at work.
You work to live, not live to work.
May the Lord bless and comfort those who mourn tonight, give them the peace of the Blessed Assurance that absent from the body is present with the Lord. May He hold His hand over the injured, walk around their bedside, guide their healers well, and give the injured full and complete healing. We ask that the Lord mend the mess Man has made as a sign of His mercy and to the credit of His glory, in the mighty name of Jesus we pray, amen.
Easter Bunny’s PISSED!
Pete Buttigeig and the Fudge Parking Factory will be around in 6-7 months
The brats are going to be highly upset if there no Daddy Binks and Hen & Eggs in their Easter basket. I didn’t think it would be Hershey’s since they sent their operation to Mexico a few years back.
Guaranteed this was a Natural Gas & Boiler Explosion.
There is a SEVERE LACK of MAINTENANCE, GAS CONTROL PARTS, & SKILLED PEOPLE to do it or CATCH UP on REPAIRS.
Remember in Atlas Shrugged, how quickly things started falling apart.
It is now 3 YEARS of STUPIDITY, COOF Quitting, & SHITTIER ON-LINE EDUCATION.
when I sign:
Kcir – Don’t Care, Everthing i$ $till out of $tock of 3 Month$
I am at my office & cannot get HVAC esp GAS Burner parts.
Its getting MORE dangerous out there.
…and believe me, I tell people that THEY VOTED for this Shit right to their Faces.
The first thing Turdeau did 7 years ago was cancel 3 pipelines and then Biden 2.5 years ago killed Keystone. Believe me, Trade schools, techs & manufacturers NOTICED!
has stacey abrahms been found since the explosion?
Death by chocolate.