Police Investigating Explosion at Silver Trail Distillery That Injured Jay & Kyle Rogers
Update: Authorities have confirmed that Kyle Rogers, 27, has passed away from the serious injuries he sustained in this accident.
Hardin, KY — Cousins Jay and Kyle Rogers were both injured at the Silver Trail Distillery a couple weeks ago near Hardin after a serious explosion. The accident happened on Friday, April 24, and was believed to have been the result of some “catastrophic equipment failure,” according to the Kentucky State Fire Marshal’s office. The news articles said that the explosion happened with a large boom and resulted in a structure fire, which is pictured to the left. The Rogers were injured in the accident and had to be taken to a hospital, but their conditions weren’t life-threatening — though the injuries were serious.
It doesn’t look like any other workers were injured. Right now, the main focus is to find out what caused the equipment failure so that any future accidents can be prevented. This may also be an issue with the manufacturer of the distiller’s equipment & machinery, not necessarily a user error.
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