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    Explosion at PCAs DeRidder, Louisiana, Pulp and Paper Mill

    Accident Description

    Accident: Explosion at PCA's DeRidder, Louisiana, Pulp and Paper Mill

    Location: Location: Deridder, LA

    Accident Occured On: 02/08/2017 | Final Report Released On: 01/01/0001

    Accident Type: Hot Work - Explosion and Fire

    Investigation Status: The CSB's final report was approved on  4.17.2018

    On February 8, 2017, three contractors were fatally injured and seven contractors sustained injuries in an explosion at the Packaging Corporation of America facility in DeRidder, LA. The fatally injured contractors were conducting hot work activities near a tank which contained a flammable atmosphere and ultimately exploded.