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Bartender whose arm was blown off when a beer keg exploded sues for damages 

A young bartender whose arm was blown off when an over-pressurized beer keg exploded is suing the bowling club and brewery he believes are responsible.

Jye Parker, then 23, was off the clock when the keg exploded while he was helping a friend at Bar Beach Bowling Club in Newcastle, two hours north of Sydney, in 2014.

He has since pursued legal action in the Supreme Court against the club and Carlton United Breweries, claiming each breached its duty of care, Daily Telegraph reported.

A young bartender (pictured) whose arm was blown off when an over-pressurized beer keg exploded is suing the bowling club and brewery he believes is responsible

Jye Parker, then 23, was off the clock when the keg exploded on him while helping a friend at Bar Beach Bowling Club (pictured) in Newcastle, two hours north of Sydney, in 2014

Jye Parker, then 23, was off the clock when the keg exploded on him while helping a friend at Bar Beach Bowling Club (pictured) in Newcastle, two hours north of Sydney, in 2014

‘The injuries, loss and damage sustained by the plaintiff were a result of the negligence (of Bar Beach and Carlton),’ Mr Parker alleged. 

He claimed the keg exploded because it didn’t have a gas regulating device fitted – which he believed was a significant and foreseeable risk.

Both companies ‘failed to give any consideration to the pressure hazard’ or provide any training, he claimed.

The club and Carlton United have denied responsibility, having brought counterclaims against each other.

He has since pursued legal action in the Supreme Court against the club and Carlton United Breweries, claiming each breached a duty of care (pictured at time of incident)

He has since pursued legal action in the Supreme Court against the club and Carlton United Breweries, claiming each breached a duty of care (pictured at time of incident)

Bar Beach claimed Mr Parker ‘failed to take reasonable care for his own safety’ and  ‘any damage or loss was caused by the plaintiff’s own negligence’. 

Mr Parker, an avid surfer and guitarist, worked nearby at Hotel Delaney at the time and offered to help his friend because they were having trouble getting beer to flow.

Carlton United claimed the club said it would supply its own gas bottle, gas lead hoses and pressure regulating systems for the beer. 

The brewing company denied Mr Parker’s injury was ‘causally connected’ to any wrongdoing on its part.  

The case will be heard in court in October.  

Mr Parker (pictured), an avid surfer and guitarist, worked nearby at Hotel Delaney at the time and offered to help his friend because they were having trouble getting beer to flow

Mr Parker (pictured), an avid surfer and guitarist, worked nearby at Hotel Delaney at the time and offered to help his friend because they were having trouble getting beer to flow

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