Working in a chocolate factory is a dream for many thanks to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Whilst there were more than a few accidents on Charlie’s tour of the factory, it’s logical to assume that these would not occur in a real-life confectionary establishment.
However, it has emerged today that a mom-of-one has died in a freak accident at a chocolate factory in Russia. Thirty-six-year-old Natalia Nemets had been cleaning a tank at the factory when it suddenly filled with molten caramel causing her to meet her untimely death.
Reports in Russian media said that she was “boiled alive” by the caramel. Her colleagues in the factory realized that something was wrong when they noticed that Nemets was not at her assigned post.
They then saw her legs poking out of the caramel in the tank. There was nothing they could do to save her.
“She did not cry, no other noise was heard,” a worker said to Komsomolskaya Pravda. “She was cleaning the mixer when the caramel suddenly began to flow into the bowl. She got boiled alive, this is true.”
“The caramel was removed from the giant bowl and only then was her body was taken out,” the worker added. “Besides the fact that it was boiling caramel, in the bowl there are moving blades that constantly mix the caramel.”
Shockingly, this is the third death to have taken place this year at the factory in Stary Oskol, in the Belgorod region of Russia.
Nemets was married and had a 10-year-old son, Ivan. Her sister Yulia said, “Her child is with us now.”