Fire During Hot Work at Evergreen Packaging Paper Mill

Credit: 7 PDH Hours
Course Fee: $105.00
Pages: 55

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Course Summary:

On September 21, 2020, a paper mill operated by Evergreen Packaging (Evergreen) in Canton, North Carolina,was undergoing a planned shutdown, and associated maintenance and capital project work was ongoing throughout the facility. In one of Evergreen’s pulp bleaching units, two contract companies (Universal Blastco,or “Blastco,” and Rimcor) were performing simultaneous maintenance work inside two connected process vessels, called an “upflow tower” and a “downflow tower.”

At approximately 5:15 a.m., a fire started inside the up flow tower when the heat gun fell into a five-gallon bucket containing flammable resin. The Blastco workers inside the up flow tower successfully escaped the fireand evacuated the vessel. However, smoke and flames quickly spread to the connected down flow tower, fatally injuring two Rimcor workers.

Fire During Hot Work at Evergreen Packaging Paper Mill

Learning Objective:

By the end of this course the student will learn what was the cause and origin of this fire accident.

Course Author

Franco F. Davati, P.E.

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