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Risks: Fires, Fatalities and Catastrophes in 2023

Dec 2023: Man dead after allegedly attempting to steal copper at paper mill in Latrobe Valley, Australia

Dec 2023: Fire at Georgia-Pacific facility in New York

Dec 2023: Resolute fined $500K for worker's death in northwestern Ontario

Dec 2023: Georgia Pacific Packaging building destroyed in fire in Salinas, California

Dec 2023: Fire at Kruger facility in Ontario causes $50,000 damage

Dec 2023: Minor Fire Damage at Twins Rivers Mill in Little Falls, New York

Dec 2023: Fire at Pratt facility in Georgia

Nov 2023: Fatality at Grande Prairie Weyerhaeuser-Alberta OHS investigating

Nov 2023: OSHA proposes fine after Mativ employee died in mill accident

Oct 2023: Fire reported at Georgia Pacific Paper Mill in Palatka

Oct 2023: Fire at Atlantic Packaging facility

Oct 2023: Fire at Pactiv Evergreen facility in Pennsylvania

Oct 2023: Fire departments team up for Canfor mill blaze

Oct 2023: Fire at Graphic Packaging facility

Sep 2023: Canfor confirms contractors on board B.C. helicopter that crashed killing 2

Sep 2023: Fire departments respond to fire at LP plant near Hayward, Wisconsin

Sep 2023: Weyerhaeuser's crews quickly contained Monday evening fire, cause undetermined

Sep 2023: Fire at International Paper facility in Omaha, Nebraska

Sep 2023: Firefighters battle blaze at Great Lake Tissue Company Cheboygan, Michigan paper mill

Sep 2023: Multiple agencies respond to fire at Georgia-Pacific Toledo, Oregon paper mill

Aug 2023: Contract worker killed in accident at PCA Jackson, Ala. facility

Aug 2023: Fire crews respond to second Nippon fire within the last month

Aug 2023: Pipe of Pulp Tank Bursts at Orient Paper Mill in Shahdol; Laborer Killed, Two Injured

Aug 2023: Electrical fire ignites at Georgia-Pacific's Brunswick Cellulose

Aug 2023: Multiple fire departments responded to a fire at International Paper in Hazelton, Pennsylvania

Jul 2023: Firefighting operations wind down at Nippon Dynawave paper mill in Longview, remaining smoldering areas under control

Jul 2023: Tissue manufacturer Sofidel fined £1million after employee loses an eye

Jul 2023: Fire crews attack blaze at Longview, Washington Nippon Dynawave paper mill

Jul 2023: Fire on grounds of Paper Excellence Port Alberni mill extinguished

Jul 2023: Firefighters successfully contain blaze at Graphic Packaging facility

Jun 2023: Tolko given right to appeal wildfire fine

Jun 2023: City of Weed, Roseburg Agree to $7.25 million Mill Fire Settlement

Jun 2023: Fire crews called to Domtar Paper Mill in Hawesville, Kentucky

Jun 2023: Lightning Strike & Gas Leak Causes Evacuation Of Maine ND Paper Mill

May 2023: Employee who died in May at Mativ's Whiting paper mill identified; investigations continue

May 2023: Fire at Georgia-Pacific paper mill in Camas prompts two-alarm response

May 2023: Fatality at International Paper mill

May 2023: Four-alarm fire breaks out at Grief paper recycling facility in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

May 2023: 40-year-old man killed Sunday in accident at Mativ Inc. Paper Mill in Whiting, Wisconsin

May 2023: Billerud Escanaba paper mill reopens after cleaning

May 2023: Inland Empire Paper fire out, but agencies remain on scene to handle complex hazmat incident

May 2023: Fire reported at Kruger facility in North Memphis

May 2023: Fire out at Resolute Forest Products facility in Talladega County, Alabama

May 2023: Fungal infection cases at Billerud Escanaba paper mill now at 109

May 2023: Resolute Forest Products fined $120,000 after worker injured in Thunder Bay, Ont.

May 2023: Norske Skog Saugbrugs PM6 stopped due to landslide in Halden, Norway

May 2023: Fire at IP Henderson, Kentucky paper mill

Apr 2023: Soundview Paper in Putney, Vermont damaged by fire, sprinkler system failed to work

Apr 2023: Billerud Michigan paper mill worker dead from fungal infection

Apr 2023: Update: Sappi employees return to work after evacuation

Apr 2023: Billerud temporarily idles Escanaba, Michigan, mill due to illness

Apr 2023: Indiana fire at recycling plant prompts evacuation of more than 2,000 residents

Apr 2023: Update: Fungal infection outbreak affects 90+ workers at Escanaba paper mill

Apr 2023: Domtar incident under investigation

Apr 2023: Health officials provide update on blastomycosis outbreak among Billerud Mill workers, cite additional cases

Apr 2023: Fire at Cascades facility

Mar 2023: Enviva suspends operations at Amory, Mississippi, pellet plant due tornado impact

Mar 2023: 35 cases of ­illness among Escanaba Billerud mill workers

Mar 2023: International Paper employee in critical condition after getting trapped in machinery

Mar 2023: Attempted Murder at Menasha Packaging: Warehouse Stabbing Suspect Charged

Feb 2023: One injured after falling through roof onto machine at Sappi Skowhegan mill

Feb 2023: Sawmill catches fire

Feb 2023: Fire causes little damage at Neenah Brownville, N.Y. paper mill

Feb 2023: Train derailment at Georgia-Pacific Mill in Toledo, Ore. spills about 2,000 gallons of diesel

Feb 2023: OSHA probing Pratt paper mill on Staten Island over injury of worker

Feb 2023: Skowhegan man working for contractor dies at Sappi paper mill

Feb 2023: Ahlstrom Kaukauna mill won't be cited for worker's death

Feb 2023: No injuries after fire at Kruger plant in Gatineau

Jan 2023: Georgia-Pacific gives update on injured worker at Pineland, Texas facility

Jan 2023: Fire at Quad facility

Jan 2023: Agency: Graphic Packaging Macon, Ga. facility problems caused 100 million-gallon spills into Ocmulgee River

Jan 2023: Canfor Intercon Mill rocked by Dec. 13 incident that damaged dissolving tanks


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