A Domtar employee at the Ashdown, Arkansas mill was killed in an on the job accident Friday morning.
“Today Domtar is mourning the loss of one of our employees in a railcar incident at our pulp and paper mill in Ashdown, Arkansas,” said Domtar Manager of Communications & Government Relations Tammy Waters. “We are working closely with emergency personnel and local authorities to actively investigate and manage the incident.”
According to Waters Velma Marie Perkins was an Equipment Helper on the Switch Engine in the Shipping Department. She had worked for Domtar since 1991.
“We continue to work closely with emergency personnel, OSHA and local authorities to actively investigate and manage the incident. Counselors are on site to provide assistance to employees throughout the afternoon and evening,” Waters said.