Three men who drank beer on tap at Burke Street Pub in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, became violently ill and started vomiting only moments after having their first sip. They all reported that the beer was burning their throats and mouths. One of the men, Connor Sebastian, passed away from the contaminated beer, and the other two are presumed to have been hospitalized (full details on their conditions have not been released to the public yet).
Burke Street Pub had recently had its beer lines cleaned by a third-party company called Caffey Distributing. The bar believes a toxic cleaner must have been used and not improperly washed out of the beer lines before the cleaner concluded the work. Caffey Distributing has stated that it is investigating the incident but gave no further comment.
An investigation will be needed to determine what happened, why it did, and what parties could be liable for the injuries and wrongful death. The Forsyth County Department of Public Health could conduct its own investigation, too.
For more information about this developing story, you can click here to view a full article from WWAY News. You can also visit the blog of Lanier Law Group frequently for important updates. As North Carolina attorneys who handle sensitive and devastating injury and wrongful death claims for our clients, our hearts go out to Connor’s loved ones. We send our sincere condolences to them during this challenging time.
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