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Three die in paper mill explosion


August 10, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Three workers were killed and another injured in a paper mill storage tank explosion on August 5 at Packaging Corpo…

Three workers were killed and another injured in a paper mill storage tank explosion on August 5 at Packaging Corporation of America’s facility in Tomahawk, WI.

According to a report by the StarTribune, the three individuals who lost their lives were undertaking routine maintenance work on top of a recycled fibre storage tank when it exploded. The survivor was standing on a platform on a lower level of the tank, the report confirmed. Roughly ten people were working in the vicinity when the explosion took place.

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The identities of the victims have not been released, and the cause of the explosion is being investigated.


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