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$22,500 in OSHA fines for paper mill

February 13, 2009
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TOMAHAWK, WI — Packaging Corporation of America has paid $22,500 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines for an explosion that occurred last year at their Tomahawk mill, according to an Associated Press story picked up by WKBT-TV.
The company was cited for four "serious" violations, including poor ventilation for flammable gases, the story stated.
The company''s negligence resulted in three fatalities and another worker being injured in the explosion, the story noted.
The Lake Forest, IL-based company paid the fines in full last week, well before the February 12 deadline, the story added.
According to the story, the violations are fully or nearly fixed.
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