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Company Faces OSHA Fine In Fatal Redhook Keg Explosion

OSHA found safety violations at Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth contributed to a fatal keg explosion last spring

Redhook Brewery’s parent company, Craft Brew Alliance, faces $63,500 in fines for safety violations tied to the death of a worker last spring. In April, 26-year old Ben Harris was killed when a plastic keg he was pressure-cleaning at the Portsmouth brewery exploded.  After a six-month investigation, OSHA issued three citations to CBA, covering a [...]

This Week’s Essential StateImpact

Our weekly roundup of this week's most eye-popping posts

Before you dash away from your desk for Memorial Day weekend, here’s a bit of Friday afternoon refreshment: Your weekly roundup of StateImpact’s Top 5 posts! A Closer Look at Brewery Accidents After The Deadly Redhook Explosion: One of our most popular posts to date, we put the fatal accident at a Portsmouth brewery into [...]

This Week’s Essential StateImpact

Sparkly Shoes

It’s that time of the week again!  We’ve rounded-up the Top Five StateImpact posts that crowd wisdom decided were on this week’s must-read list. How Junk Mail Is Helping To Prop Up The Postal Service: After a brief hiatus from our Most-Read roundup, this post is back!  It’s a combination of humor, hard facts, and [...]

How Market Basket’s Changing Worker Safety Rules After OSHA Settlement

Many grocery stores don't have the kinds of safety rules in place that DeMoulas recently agreed to

Recently,Tewksbury, Massachusetts-based DeMoulas Supermarkets, Inc. settled with the feds on a laundry list of major safety violations at Market Basket stores.  As we’ve previously reported, OSHA slapped DeMoulas with $589,000 in fines following store inspections in Concord and Rindge.  Then, after considering a the number of serious, repeat, and willful violations, the agency went so [...]

This Week’s Essential StateImpact

The StateImpact posts that dazzled the most

Happy Friday!  If you’re suffering from a spot of pre-weekend ennui, check out our roundup of the top five weekly posts. A Closer Look at Brewery Accidents After The Deadly Redhook Explosion: After the terrible keg explosion at a NH craft brewery, we looked into federal stats and old OSHA reports to determine how rare [...]

A Closer Look at Brewery Accidents After The Deadly Redhook Explosion

How common are serious accidents at breweries?

The accident that killed Redhook Brewery worker Benjamin Harris shocked New Englanders.  At seven o’clock on a Friday morning, the 26-year old newlywed and father-to-be was doing a routine task at the Portsmouth plant–pumping a plastic keg full of compressed air so that he could clean it. The keg exploded, mortally wounding Harris in the [...]

This Week’s Essential StateImpact

Yasaka Shrine Lanterns

In honor of the awesomeness that’s the Friday afternoon weekly wind-down, we’re proud to present this week’s Top 5 StateImpact posts. Has The Stimulus Created Jobs In NH? Depends On How You Slice The Numbers: Since its passage in 2009, the question of whether the so-called “Stimulus Package” has actually created jobs crops up.  We [...]

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