- Patricia Borges, 50, broke her collarbone, both of her heels, and suffered burns to her arm when an explosion rocked the R.M. Palmer Co. chocolate factory in West Reading, Pennsylvania, killing seven of her co-workers, the Associated Press reported.
- As firefighters fought to put out the subsequent inferno that engulfed the building, Borges spent nine hours submerged in the vat of chocolate she had fallen into and in a pool of water when the building crumbled around her.
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A woman pulled alive from the rubble of a Pa. chocolate factory after an explosion that killed 7 co-workers says her arm caught fire — and then she fell through the floor into a vat of liquid chocolate. https://t.co/Pd1VtkXNzZ
— Anchorage Daily News (@adndotcom) March 31, 2023
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