Three workers were tragically killed in a plant explosion at Packaging Corporation of America’s paper mill in DeRidder, Louisiana.
The explosion at the PCA mill occurred late Wednesday morning at approximately 11:10 a.m. while contractors were performing annual maintenance on piping in the pulp area of the plant.
At least one 25-foot tank containing chemical by-products violently exploded, taking the lives of three people and injuring seven more. Two of the injured individuals were airlifted to Rapides Regional Medical Center.
Louisiana State Police and OSHA are actively investigating the cause of the blast, and they have yet to determine what other chemicals were in the tank.
Although the investigation is ongoing, it has been reported that the explosion created a strong blast, and people were welding in the area where the tank exploded.
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