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(UK) A man's head and jaw were crushed in a horrific accident at a Deeside factory...
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(Canada) Canfor Pulp is investigating after a chlorine dioixide spill between its operations in Prince George early Sunday...
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(USA) "Dioxin contamination is particularly high in areas with dioxin sources like incinerators, smelters, pulp and paper mills, chemical factories or other industries that use chlorine. These dioxin sources are predominantly located in low-income communities of color, making this a major issue."
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(USA) In a report dated Jan. 21, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration also found that some employees lacked proper training for exposure to hazardous chemicals.
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(Canada) The man injured in an industrial incident at P.G. Pulp and Paper is not as badly hurt as first feared. The worker, whose name has not been released, was believed to be seriously shocked when a pipe he was holding touched a power line above...
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(USA) A young machine operator has had part of his left arm amputated after it was crushed in machinery at a closure-threatened north-east paper mill.
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(USA) If sirens start blaring at Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging over the next three weeks, it doesn’t mean a disaster is imminent. But it does mean mill personnel are preparing for one...
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(Canada) A worker received a serious electrical shock Friday morning after a piece of scaffolding he was installing touched a high-powered line above the pipe bridge between Intercon and P.G. Pulp and Paper...
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(USA) Dozens of bales of recycled paper, stacked 30 feet high, caught fire Friday at Blue Heron Paper Co., initiating a two-alarm response from Clackamas County Fire District No. 1 on top of Blue Heron’s own fire brigade.
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(USA) A fire started in a machine at the International Paper plant in northeast Austin Wednesday night, but employees used fire extinguishers to put it out.
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(New Zealand) Firefighters say it will take two or three days to get to the heart of a fire among thousands of bales of recycled paper and plastic in an Auckland warehouse. The fire at the Paper Reclaim warehouse in the industrial part of Penrose south of the city sent clouds...
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(Finland) A noxious gas blast shook the UPM-Kymmene paper and pulp mill in Pietarsaari, western Finland, on December 28. No one was injured in the explosion that occurred within a 150-metre smokestack.
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(USA) Firefighters spent about an hour Saturday putting out a fire in recycled paper at Pellet America, 2601 W. Second St. Firefighters had to shut down the plant temporarily to make sure burning embers that spread to other hoppers were also extinguished...
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(New Zealand) A fire ball and series of gas explosions which led to the shutdown of Kawerau pulp and paper mill on December 16 was caused by faulty machinery.
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(New Zealand) A series of explosions at a pulp and paper mill at Kawerau in the Bay of Plenty sparked an urgent response from fire crews in the district this afternoon...
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(Canada) A man found dead inside a dumpster at a recycling facility in Surrey was likely crushed to death, according to workers. Employees came across a body while processing cardboard at the Metro Waste Paper Recovery Plant.
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(USA) Firefighters were spending another night at a paper and pulp warehouse controlling a stubborn fire that caused millions of dollars in damages while shutting down roads, closing schools and exhausting firefighters...
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(USA) A worker was killed in an accident at a Kimberly-Clark Corp. mill in Mobile on Thursday, a company spokesman said. Richard C. Smith, 57, of Satsuma, was fatally injured while performing maintenance in the pulp preparation area of the mill...
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(Thailand) It took firefighters about an hour-and-a-half to extinguish a blaze that broke out in a warehouse on Soi Sanjaotaead in Chalong. Four firetrucks and a cherry-picker were dispatched from the Wichit and Chalong Fire Departments to the warehouse...
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Historically, most pulp and paper mills used elemental chlorine gas, but few do so today. Alternatives are available that eliminate or reduce toxic gas hazards. A few U.S. mills use totally chlorine-free bleaching, which employs an oxygen-based process with ozone or hydrogen peroxide...
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