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Illinois-based company receives over $185K fine for mishap at Wisconsin plant

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Illinois-based Packaging Corp. of America was fined more than $185,000 by federal officials in early September due to the incident in march in which one of its employees was burned severely at its northern Wisconsin plant, the same plant where five of its workers have died of workplace injuries since 1998.

The company was given 30 alleged safety violations, which include failure to provide proper safety equipment and failure to properly store hazardous materials. The citations were a result of the incident in March at the company’s paper mill in Tomahawk, wherein a worker sustained third-degree burns while he was trying to light a steam boiler, records from the Occupational Safety and Administration showed.

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