Gunpowder manufacturing plant exploded killing two employees and injuring a third. The owner, Craig Sanborn, was not in the state at the time of the incident and did not provide his employees with safety training or safety procedures. They were not wearing protective clothing and no warning signs were posted. Sanborn consistently ran afoul of inspectors. A state police bomb inspector told Sanborn he could only store 50 pounds of powder so the inspector denied Sanborn's application to store 1,000 pounds of gunpowder at the site, but Sanborn did it anyway.
Attorney General Joseph A. Foster; Senior Atorney General Susan P. McGinnis
May 14, 2010
|Name||Type||Title||Plea Information||Conviction Sentence|
|Craig Michael Sanborn||Individual||Owner||Pleaded not guilty||Sentenced to 10-20 year prison term and $10,000 fine. NH Supreme Court upheld conviction in Dec. 2015. In OSHA agreement, required to surrender ATF explosives manufacturing license and never employ workers in explosives-related business enterprise.|
Penal Crimes Charged
Manslaughter; Negligent Homicide
Other Crimes Charged