February 9, 2017 / 12:45 AM / 7 months ago

BRIEF-Packaging Corp Of America says explosion at Deridder mill kills three contractors

Feb 8 (Reuters) - Packaging Corp Of America

* At approximately 11:10 am CST, wednesday, February 8(th), there was an explosion at Deridder, LA paper mill

* Says cause of incident is under investigation

* Incident involved annual repair work being performed on piping in pulp mill area and resulted in three contractor fatalities

* Current assessment indicates annual outage work is expected to be delayed by up to one week, mill will then resume full operation

* At time of incident, d1 machine was down for its annual outage and d3 machine was running and continues to operate

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