The worker, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, was reportedly cleaning a keg when it exploded. Police and emergency crews responded to the scene and transported the worker to Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
Below is the official comment:
We are saddened by the tragic event that occurred at the Portsmouth brewery this morning resulting in the death of one of our employees. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family. Out of respect for his family we are not releasing his name at this time.
We are doing everything in our power to understand the circumstances surrounding this tragic accident, and have closed down all non-essential operations at the Portsmouth brewery, including the pub, while the investigation continues.
We believe it would not be appropriate to comment further until the investigation is concluded. Our sympathy is with his family and everyone touched by the tragedy.