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Two Employees Injured At Nelson County Distillery

Posted at 5:53 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 20:13:43-05

NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Two employees were injured after an incident at the Barton 1792 Distillery.

According to Nelson County Emergency Management, a mash tank in the distillery failed starting a ripple effect. Another tank was punctured and another overflowed.

Some of the overflow is threatening a stream near the property. Distillery workers set up barriers to protect the water.

It’s the same distillery where a warehouse collapsed last year destroying thousands of barrels of bourbon.

The two injured employees have been treated for non life-threatening injuries.

The Visitor Center will be closed for the rest of the day.