IP updates on Vicksburg, MS, boiler explosion; no timeframe for restart

SAN FRANCISCO , May 6, 2008 (RISI) - 

International Paper said today it does not know when it will restart its containerboard mill in Vicksburg, MS, that was idled Saturday after a recovery boiler explosion killed one worker and injured 17 others, all contractors. A possible cause for the May 3 accident and the extent of damage was still being assessed.

The mill had been undergoing its annual maintenance outage and was in the process of starting back up when the incident occurred.

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