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Company Faces OSHA Fine In Fatal Redhook Keg Explosion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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