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PCA Fined by OSHA from March Accident

06 Sep News

Packaging Corporation of America has been fined more than $185,000 after a worker was severely burned at the Tomahawk plant earlier this year.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the fines yesterday against the cardboard and paper box manufacturer.

Back in March a worker was severely burned while trying to light a steam boiler inside the mill. OSHA says the company should have prevented the ignition of flammable vapors and given workers proper safety equipment.

In all, there were 30 violations, 17 classified as serious, 7 repeat violations, and 6 other-than serious.

PCA employs 440 workers at the Tomahawk facility and 8,700 corporate-wide at facilities in 30 states.