In a Facebook post, NoFo Brew Co. said three employees were present when the fire broke out but none were hurt.
The injured man, whose name was not released, was standing next to the equipment when it exploded, Shivers said. His clothes and body caught on fire, but an employee was able to put out the blaze with an extinguisher, according to Shivers.
When officials arrived, the fire was no longer active, Shivers said.
In addition to his burns, the victim may also have suffered a concussion as a result of his proximity to the explosion, he said.
The building, which did not catch on fire, suffered no structural damage, according to Shivers. He said only equipment was damaged, and the fire was “strong, but very brief.”
“Our team has been shaken by this incident and our hearts go out to our guest who was injured,” the brewery said.
NoFo Brew Co. reopened for normal business Wednesday, “based on the physical damage being contained to a relatively small area of the brewhouse and all areas being deemed safe.”
The explosion is still under investigation.
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