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Packaging Corporation of America Hot Work Explosion
Location: Deridder, LA
Incident Occurred On: 02/08/2017
Incident Type: Hot Work - Explosion and Fire

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Incident Description
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.
Investigation Status
The CSB's investigation is currently ongoing.


 

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