Drowning in a Chicken Ossuary

Petaluma firefighters Tuesday morning rescued a security guard who fell into an outdoor concrete tank containing the remnants of chicken at a poultry processing plant.

The woman tried to adjust a metal grate that was not properly covering the 6- to 8-foot-deep concrete tank when she fell into it. The guard screamed for help but no one responded, so she called 911 and held onto the top of the tank with her other arm, Marsh said.

"She was waist deep and sinking and didn't know how deep the tank was," said Marsh, who told the woman to put her cellphone in her pocket and to hold onto the top of the tank with both arms.

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2 Responses:

  1. Laura says:

    I believe the word you want might be "abattoir" (since I don't see any bones). Maybe oubliette. But probably abattoir.

  2. Cloaca would be appropriate.

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