Redhook Brewery worker killed from Exploding Keg

Today is is sad day in Portsmouth. According to Seacoast Online, a brewery worker died from injuries related to the explosion of a beer keg at the Redhook Ale Brewery Tuesday morning.

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120424-NEWS-120429891

UPDATE 2:05PM

I recieved the following statement from Redhook:

All,

We are saddened by the tragic event that occurred at the Portsmouth brewery this morning resulting in the death of one of our employees. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family. Out of respect for his family we are not releasing his name at this time.

We are doing everything in our power to understand the circumstances surrounding this tragic accident, and have closed down all non-essential operations at the Portsmouth brewery, including the pub, while the investigation continues.

We believe it would not be appropriate to comment further until the investigation is concluded. Our sympathy is with his family and everyone touched by the tragedy.

Thank you,
Andy Thomas
VP of Commercial Operations

UPDATE 3:07pm

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victim as well as the Redhook family. If I hear any updates I will be sure to update.

Brian