CSB releases safety video on paper mill incident

Still from CSB's video on the Evergreen Packaging paper mill incident, showing a contractor in the upflow tower where the fire erupted

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THE US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a new safety video about the 2020 fatal incident at the Evergreen Packaging paper mill in Canton, North Carolina, US.

On 21 September 2020, a fire erupted in a confined space when a heat gun fell into a bucket of flammable epoxy vinyl ester resin, killing two contract workers. Evergreen Packaging is a packaging and containers company, making paper and paperboard products. The incident occurred during a planned shutdown of its Canton paper mill, while maintenance and repair activities were ongoing throughout the facility.


Source: The Chemical Engineer


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