Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Worker critically hurt in explosion

A mill employee is in critical condition after a dust explosion this morning at the biomass boiler here.
The male has been hospitalized with burn injuries.

The dust explosion resulted in a small fire, which has been extinguished.
The boiler is back in operation at this time, Resolute Forest Products spokesperson Xavier Van Chau said Thursday afternoon.
“Our main focus remains with the employee and his family,” Van Chau noted.
“The operator’s condition is classified as critical.”
Van Chau also said Resolute has contacted all of the appropriate authorities, and is investigating the cause of the mishap.

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