Richmond, British Columbia, Canada 11 December 2014 -- Catalyst Paper regrets to report a fatal accident involving a contract truck driver at its Crofton mill on Vancouver Island.
"We are all saddened by this tragic accident," said Joe Nemeth, President and CEO. "We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends during this difficult time."
The contract worker was delivering wood chips to the Crofton mill on the evening of December 9 when he was discovered missing by mill personnel.
The mill immediately activated its Emergency Response Plan. The RCMP and WorkSafe BC were promptly contacted and launched an investigation at the mill site.
WorkSafe BC is leading the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident to determine cause. The RCMP and the Coroner's Office are also investigating. Catalyst's personnel are fully supporting the investigations.
About Catalyst Paper
Catalyst manufactures diverse specialty mechanical printing papers, newsprint and pulp. Its customers include retailers, publishers and commercial printers in North America, Latin America, the Pacific Rim and Europe. With three mills in British Columbia, Catalyst has annual production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes. Catalyst is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and is ranked by Corporate Knights magazine as one of the 50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada.
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