After an explosion late on Friday afternoon at a chocolate factory in West Reading, Pennsylvania, two individuals are dead and nine more are still missing.
There are now eight patients at Reading Hospital. According to the hospital, one patient was moved, two were hospitalized in “fair” condition, and all other patients will be released.
A significant explosion happened at the R.M. Palmer Company in West Reading at 4:57 p.m. According to Wayne Holben, chief of the West Reading Borough Police Department, the explosion caused damage to nearby Palmer building No. 1 at 77 S 2nd Avenue as well as the demolition of building No. 2 at 55 S 2nd Avenue.
Explosion at Chocolate Factory in West Reading
The building where the explosion happened was demolished, according to Samantha Kaag, mayor of West Reading, and the power of the explosion pushed the structure four feet forward.
Investigations are being done to determine what caused the explosion. Despite the fact that the neighborhood is not currently under danger, Chief Holben said the borough is advising people to stay away from the area.
To get the scenario under control, Kaag said the teams will work through the weekend and into the evening.
At this moment, neither the victims’ nor the hospitalized people’s names have been made public
Breaking news from West Reading has left the nation reeling as an explosion at a chocolate factory tragically claimed two lives, with nine individuals still unaccounted for and eight hospitalized. The incident has sent shockwaves through the community, leaving many questioning how such a catastrophic event could occur in what should have been a safe working environment. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the events leading up to the explosion and explore some of the potential causes behind it. Join us as we delve into this tragic story and attempt to make sense of this devastating loss of life.
Two people are dead
On Tuesday morning, investigators were still trying to determine what caused an explosion at the Chocolate Factory in West Reading. Two people are dead and nine others are unaccounted for after the blast. Eight of those people were hospitalized as a result of the explosion. Investigators have not yet released any information about what caused the blast. They have said that they do not believe that it was accidental. They are still trying to determine who was responsible for this tragedy.
Nine people are still unaccounted
Nine people remain unaccounted for after an explosion at a chocolate factory in West Reading, Pennsylvania. Two workers were dead and nine others were hospitalized following the blast on Wednesday morning. According to officials, the cause of the explosion is yet to be determined. The search for those unaccounted for has now been shifted to cadaver dogs as authorities attempt to piece together what may have led to such a devastating accident.
Chocolate Factory in West Reading
At approximately on Monday night, a massive explosion rocked the Chocolate Factory in West Reading. This factory produces chocolate bars and other treats and as a result of the blast, eight employees were hospitalized and two died. The cause of the explosion is currently unknown, but investigators are working to determine what happened. As of right now, there are still nine unaccounted for and their families are desperately searching for them.
According to Kaag
According to Kaag, no evacuations were requested, although individuals were urged to step back about a block in each direction from the explosion location.
Several inhabitants of the damaged apartment complex were evicted, according to Dean Murray, the borough manager of West Reading Borough.
Murray referred to R.M. Palmer as “a mainstay of the borough,” but according to Kagg, borough authorities were not in quick communication with R.M. Palmer officials.
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According to the company’s website, its West Reading headquarters now employs 850 people and has been producing “chocolate novelties” since 1948.