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Catalyst Reports Fatality at Crofton Mill

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Catalyst Paper, Richmond, B.C., Canada, reports that this past week a contract truck driver was fatally injured while working at its Crofton mill on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. The contract truck driver was delivering wood chips to the mill when he was discovered missing by mill personnel. 
 
The mill activated its Emergency Response Plan, and the RCMP and WorkSafe BC were promptly contacted to launch an investigation at the site. 
 
WorkSafe BC is leading an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident to determine cause. The RCMP and the Coroner's Office are also investigating. The mill is fully supporting the investigations. 
 
Calalyst President and CEO Joe Nemeth said that "we are all saddened by this tragic accident. I know you join me in extending heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends during this very difficult time. Please take the time you need to assist and support one another during this challenging period.

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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