Distillery Operations Safety

A single safety incident at a distillery is too many, and information will prevent incidents.

History of Distillery Incidents

Tuthilltown
Cooling water line stopped working, sending alcohol vapor into the environment
http://adiforums.com/topic/2798-fire-at-tuthilltown-spirits-ny/

Silver Trail
Incorrect pressure relief valve on still
http://distilling.uberflip.com/i/700938-distiller-summer-2016/34
BJ Hooker Nov 2017

Immersion blender used to mix vodka

Vodka distillery explosion injures two workers

Island Beach Distillery, Dec 2017
Still didn’t have pressure relief valve
https://patch.com/new-jersey/lacey/injuries-reported-distillery-lacey-after-explosion-report

Wiggle Whiskey, Jan 2018
Boiler exploded
http://www.wtae.com/article/fire-crews-responding-to-incident-at-wigle-whiskey-in-strip-district/14745227