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.