Anchor Packaging reports factory fatality

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: March 24, 2014 5:15 pm ET
Updated: March 25, 2014 9:52 am ET

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Topics Packaging, Thermoforming

Food packaging major Anchor Packaging Inc. reported a fatality at its Paragould, Ark., facility.

Anchor said March 24 that Lori Turner died as a result of an unspecified incident the evening of March 23.

“We have notified, and are cooperating fully with, all authorities, including [Occupational Safety and Health Administration],” the St. Louis-based company stated in a brief announcement.

Anchor thermoforms in Paragould. In total, Anchor’s thermoforming operations in North America logged sales of $242 million in 2013, making it the eighth largest thermoformer in the market in that year. Total sales were $360 million. A nearby facility in Marmaduke, Ark., does film extrusion.

Anchor director of human resources Don Wagster said by phone the morning of March 25 that “an investigation is ongoing,” but he would provide no further details.


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Anchor Packaging reports factory fatality

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Updated: March 25, 2014 9:52 am ET

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