This story provides an important reminder for workers: They can put their lives at risk while trying to save a co-worker. The best action is to contact trained emergency responders.
Six workers drowned after falling into a giant vat of ketchup at a plant in Lucknow, India.
The chain of events started when one worker fell into the 20-foot deep tank.
Police say, as five co-workers dived in to save her, they were all overcome by fumes given off from fermenting vegetables and drowned.
Two more workers were hospitalized.
Investigators say the woman was scooping fermented vegetables from the vat when she slipped off her ladder and plunged into the tank.
The factory owner was taken into custody.