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Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« on: April 24, 2012, 10:53:29 AM »
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Re: Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 10:59:47 AM »
Oh sh*t...that's a tragedy. 
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Re: Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012, 11:10:34 AM »
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Re: Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 11:14:00 AM »
Man, that is just terrible.
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Re: Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2012, 11:16:32 AM »
i'll raise a brew to a fallen brother. so sorry to hear it.
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Re: Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2012, 11:22:28 AM »
Tragic news
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Re: Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2012, 11:26:35 AM »
Sad news. 

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Re: Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012, 12:12:33 PM »
Ugh, bummer.
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Re: Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2012, 12:37:40 PM »
That's crazy. Do kegs have a certification/testing process like with SCUBA tanks?
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Re: Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012, 02:18:02 PM »
That's awful! I can't understand how in the world that could have happened.

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Re: Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2012, 02:23:07 PM »
Terrible news. 

Maybe more information will come out after the investigation as to what actually happened.

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Re: Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2012, 02:54:11 PM »
I'm guessing faulty or defective equipment.  It could have been a bad keg or maybe some pressure relief valve failed closed.  Not good either way. :(
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Re: Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2012, 03:26:26 PM »
I've learned that it was a plastic soda keg that was returned to the brewery for some reason - not a stainless keg normally used by the brewery. Unknown whether it was highly pressurized when it was brought in, or whether it was over-pressurized on site when it failed. Sounds like he was attempting to purge the remnants from the keg (or was about to) when it blew.

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Re: Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2012, 09:41:34 PM »
I was at Cigar City a couple of weeks ago.  The tour guide said one of their plastic half barrel kegs blew just a couple of days prior to my being there.  Nobody was hurt, but there were some damaged fluorescent lights hanging. They reckon it was a faulty pressure relief, but that would mean they must have taken it past 130psi while filling it.
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Re: Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2012, 10:45:08 PM »
That's awful man. :(

Jeez I'd think a partition or something would be between the keg and worker. ???
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