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Employee dies after industrial accident at Domtar's Kamloops mill

File Photo: Domtar Mill, Kamloops

KAMLOOPS - A Domtar employee is dead and another is injured after a heavy equipment accident at the Kamloops pulp mill.

Domtar's manager of regional public affairs, Craig Timm, said in a statement today, June 30, that the incident happened around 3 p.m. yesterday.

Two employees were injured in an accident with heavy equipment at the plant. Timm said the mill emergency response team responded to the incident and other emergency services were called to the scene.

Both employees were taken to Royal Inland Hospital by ambulance, where one employee died and the second employee has been treated and is under observation.

Timm says Victim Services was onsite to provide immediate support to Domtar responders and additional counselling will be available to employees, while Domtar cooperates with WorkSafe BC and other authorities.

He said the incident is under investigation.

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