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Tragedy: Exploding Keg Kills Redhook Worker

Tragedy struck Redhook Brewery this AM.  A brewery worker was killed when a beer keg exploded.

The worker, who has not yet been identified, was a man in his 20s or early 30s, said Assistant Fire Chief Steve Achilles. According to the assistant fire chief, the employee had been pressurizing kegs with air as part of a cleaning process to remove residual beer from them.

“The keg failed and exploded and he was injured by parts of the keg,” Achilles said.

A few news outlets are reporting that the worker suffered head and chest injuries after the keg failed and ruptured into to pieces.    Both Redhook and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms are investigating.  The worker has yet to be identified.  [SeacoastOnline]