Accident Description

Accident: Evergreen Packaging Paper Mill - Fire During Hot Work

Location: Location: Canton, NC

Accident Occurred On: 09/21/2020 | Final Report Released On: 09/24/2021

Accident Type: Release

Investigation Status: The CSB's investigation was approved at a public board meeting on September 24, 2021.

On Monday September 21, 2020, a fire occurred at the Evergreen Packaging Mill in Canton, NC. During a scheduled maintenance event, a fire occurred during a repair to a process unit. Two contractors were fatally injured as a result of the incident.