Trillium Brewing Company has named the electrician injured at its Canton brewery earlier this week, and is pointing its social media followers to a GoFundMe page that has been set up to support his recovery.
— Trillium Brewing (@trilliumbrewing) June 8, 2018
“Matt Brown is our good friend who was injured working at Trillium earlier this week,” the company said in a Friday statement. “Matt is the electrician who worked with the team to build our Canton brewery in 2015, and we appreciated him so much that he’s been our go-to-guy ever since. Matt is hard-working, a small-business owner, and a family man… values we respect and identify with.”
According to the initial Associated Press report, Brown suffered serious burns at the brewery and was transported by medical helicopter to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was in serious but stable condition. The exact cause of Brown’s burns remains unclear, but a Canton fire official told Brewbound.com that Brown was exposed to “boiling liquid.”
Brown “is recovering from significant burns over 50% of his body,” according to the fundraising page.
“Anyone that is lucky enough to know Matt has most likely witnessed his generosity, seen his dedication to work and knows that his family is his entire life,” the page reads, describing Brown as a “self-employed electrician” and “life-long Foxboro resident.”
Initial reports listed the injured man’s age as 55, but subsequent reports say he’s actually 36.
Trillium said to look out for more fundraisers in the future.
“We are planning additional ways we can support the Brown family and will share information in time,” the brewery’s statement said.
Trillium expanded out from its Fort Point location in December 2015, when it opened its Canton brewery, which features a taproom. The company also has a seasonal beer garden on Boston’s Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.