Pepsi storage collapse spills 2 tons of juice in Russian town, leaves workers stranded (VIDEOS)
A 300 sq meter storage facility belonging to PepsiCo collapsed in the south-western Russian town of Lebedyan, leaving two workers stuck in an elevator 38 meters up in the air.
“According to preliminary information, one of the men was injured,” the deputy head of the local authorities, Valeriy Golovan, told NTV.
The collapse resulted in tons of fruit juice spilling out into the neighboring streets and eventually flooding into the Don River.
“The two stranded workers are being rescued now. Everyone else has been evacuated, no one was hurt,” a PepsiCo representative told Vedomosti.
Marina Zaibaryova, PepsiCo Russia’s head of PR, also told RIA Novosti that the company would find a way to clean Lebedyan up after the juice spill.
“The most important thing here is that the juice is harmless for people,” Zaibaryova said.
“I’m sure we will be able to sort out how to clean it away together with the city’s administration,” Zaibaryova said, offering assurances that the company would take responsibility for the clean-up operation.