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Distillery Owner, Injured Worker Sue Still-Maker After Fatal Explosion

The Kentucky Fire Marshal is still investigating the explosion, which it has said was caused by a "catastrophic equipment failure."

Hardin, Kentucky — A distillery owner and one of his employees are suing a still-maker after an explosion last month that killed another worker.

WPSD-TV reports the April 24 explosion at Marshall County's Silver Trail Distillery left employees Jay and Kyle Rogers with burns over 80 percent of their bodies. Kyle Rogers died from his injuries and Jay Rogers continues to recover.

Rogers and Silver Trail owner Spencer Balentine filed their lawsuit against the Oregon-based Revenoor Company on Monday.

The station tried to contact Revenoor, but its phone is disconnected.

The Kentucky Fire Marshal is still investigating the explosion, which it has said was caused by a "catastrophic equipment failure."

The Silver Trail Distillery produces "LBL Moonshine," named for the nearby Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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