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Mercer Peace River Pulp mill reports fatality of an independent contractor

June 13, 2022  By P&PC Staff

Mercer International announced that an independent contractor’s employee had a tragic and fatal workplace accident at the company’s Peace River Pulp Mill in Peace River, Alberta. The accident happened on June 11, said the company in a statement.

Mercer has initiated an incident investigation and is fully cooperating with the authorities.

“We are saddened about the loss of life of one of our contractor’s employees and our thoughts are with the individual’s family and colleagues. An investigation of the accident has been started and we are working with the authorities and the contracting company to find out how this tragic incident occurred,” said Roger Ashfield, managing director at Mercer Peace River Pulp. “Mercer’s emergency procedures were immediately activated and our industrial safety and occupational health personnel were involved for support.“


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