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An extremely important reminder
« on: July 14, 2015, 04:33:07 PM »
I just heard about this.  I post it here as a warning/reminder to be careful.

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Re: An extremely important reminder
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 04:57:03 PM »
I just heard about this.  I post it here as a warning/reminder to be careful.

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Oh my gosh, that is awful.  Any word on how it happened?  Lesson we can learn?
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Re: An extremely important reminder
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2015, 05:00:08 PM »
Is it a reminder to not go to work for a brewery that doesn't have insurance?

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Re: An extremely important reminder
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2015, 05:03:57 PM »
Wow, that's terrible. I wish her a speedy recovery. Definitely a reason for us to all keep safety more in mind.
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Re: An extremely important reminder
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2015, 05:04:26 PM »
Oh my gosh, that is awful.  Any word on how it happened?  Lesson we can learn?

A little more detail here:

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2015/07/13/3893867_boise-beer-brewer-injured-in-edge.html?rh=1

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Re: An extremely important reminder
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2015, 05:15:31 PM »
I just heard about this.  I post it here as a warning/reminder to be careful.

http://www.gofundme.com/zaf57s

Oh my gosh, that is awful.  Any word on how it happened?  Lesson we can learn?
Apparently a boilover on a kettle in the 7-15 barrel range happened just after she added hops.
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Re: An extremely important reminder
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2015, 05:16:01 PM »
Is it a reminder to not go to work for a brewery that doesn't have insurance?

Is that a possibility?  I don't and never will own a business so I just don't know.
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Re: An extremely important reminder
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2015, 05:38:25 PM »
Is it a reminder to not go to work for a brewery that doesn't have insurance?

Is that a possibility?  I don't and never will own a business so I just don't know.
Depends on the type of insurance.  Most breweries are going to be required to have liability insurance for their premise and liquor licensing, but that usually covers the general public visiting the brewery.  I don't think current law requires them to have health insurance for employees until they reach a certain number of employees (or technically costs them 'fees' if they don't provide insurance).

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Re: An extremely important reminder
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2015, 05:39:44 PM »
Is it a reminder to not go to work for a brewery that doesn't have insurance?

Is that a possibility?  I don't and never will own a business so I just don't know.
Depends on the type of insurance.  Most breweries are going to be required to have liability insurance for their premise and liquor licensing, but that usually covers the general public visiting the brewery.  I don't think current law requires them to have health insurance for employees until they reach a certain number of employees (or technically costs them 'fees' if they don't provide insurance).
I figure it would at least be worker's comp insurance since she was injured on the job. 
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Re: An extremely important reminder
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2015, 05:58:32 PM »
Is it a reminder to not go to work for a brewery that doesn't have insurance?

Is that a possibility?  I don't and never will own a business so I just don't know.
Depends on the type of insurance.  Most breweries are going to be required to have liability insurance for their premise and liquor licensing, but that usually covers the general public visiting the brewery.  I don't think current law requires them to have health insurance for employees until they reach a certain number of employees (or technically costs them 'fees' if they don't provide insurance).
I figure it would at least be worker's comp insurance since she was injured on the job.
She could have health insurance and workman's comp and still have thousands of dollars in bills while getting only a fraction of her salary covered by WC. Sudden accidents/sicknesses are by far the biggest cause of personal bankruptcies.
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Re: An extremely important reminder
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2015, 06:32:48 PM »
Oh, man, that super sucks. At least it didn't get her tattooed arm...
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Re: An extremely important reminder
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2015, 08:41:30 PM »
Not that my most recent injury is anywhere near what happened to her...I happened to pour boiling apple juice onto my hand this week. Reminder to either cool down the liquid or use a funnel, it left quite a burn.

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Re: An extremely important reminder
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2015, 08:53:31 PM »
Years ago a member of my parish was moving a boil kettle and dumped it down his front (middle of his chest to his toes).  He spent weeks in the burn ward and years to fully recover.

My best friend in high school was severely burn in a building explosion.  It took many years for him to fully heal.

Burns are nothing to mess with and take a very long time to heal.  It's good advice to be very careful.

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Re: An extremely important reminder
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2015, 09:12:56 PM »
This is why I never move a kettle of hot wort.

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Re: An extremely important reminder
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2015, 09:21:00 PM »
Pretty scary, I always turn my kettle off before adding hops. Not sure that would work with a steam kettle. I learned my lesson without the burns. Dodging hot wort is not fun when a boil over happens. FWIW my kettle is 10bbl natural gas fired.
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