Stone Brewing tragedy

Stone BrewingAwful news to come from Stone Brewing last night:

It is with a very heavy heart that we communicate a tragedy involving one of our valued friends and Team Stone colleagues. We are deeply saddened that one of our own passed away from complications resulting from a forklift accident at our Escondido brewery on Saturday, August 24. Our deepest condolences go out to the team member’s family. Out of respect for the team member’s loved ones, we are not releasing the individual’s name at this time.

We have launched an investigation and are working with authorities to determine the cause of the accident. We will refrain from commenting further until additional details and information is acquired and the investigation into this incident is complete. Thank you for the outpouring of support we have already received. Our sympathy is with the family and everyone affected by this tragedy.

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It’s a terrible day when anything like this happens, and it should serve as a sobering reminder than brewing can indeed be a dangerous job.

Thoughts go out to the entire Stone Brewing family and the family of their colleague. Stay safe out there.