Wednesday, July 15, 2009

RIP 5 Gallon Glass Carboy ("Secondary")

The peace and tranquility of the F&H brewhouse was shattered last night by the untimely demise of Secondary Carboy in a tragic workplace accident.

Secondary, who had been with Fork and Hay since its inception, suffered multiple fractures in a fall to the floor during a facility reconfiguration and was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses reported that just prior to Secondary's death, the work table on which he had been leaning was moved (for purposes as yet unexplained). Secondary subsequently lost his balance and toppled off his stand to the concrete below.

"Secondary was a major contributor to Fork and Hay's success," according to brewmaster Mike DePriest. "He worked on all but one of our batches since we started up, and we were counting on him for a lot of upcoming work. It's all so senseless. I'm still not sure why the facility move was going on, but those decisions are made at a level above my pay grade. I'm sure that nobody expected such a horrible accident, of course, but I can't help but think it could all have been avoided by better communication and planning."

Secondary is survived by his brother, Primary Carboy, also employed by Fork and Hay Brewing.

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