No production stop at Wepa's tissue mill in Cassino

Photo: Wepa
29 Nov 2016 − 

The company denies press reports of tissue production being halted at the Cassino site following the accident on 18 November.

An accident on 18 November left an employee seriously injured at Wepa Italia's tissue and converting plant in Cassino, Italy. Scattered reports in the local and trade media indicated that Wepa Italia, which is part of the German Wepa group, had had to suspend tissue production at the Cassino facility for the duration of the investigation into the causes of the accident.

In a reply to an enquiry by EUWID, a spokesperson for the German parent company denied that Wepa had to stop tissue production at the Cassino mill following the accident. The accident had not taken place on the tissue machine, but occurred on a spreading machine in the zone between paper production and converting. Paper manufacturing activities had not been suspended at any point in time, the spokesperson said.

A spokesperson for Italy's trade union UGL (Unione generale del lavoro) confirmed the company's account. The UGL representative also added that authorities had completed their investigations on the spreading machine by 25 November and that the injured worker was no longer in intensive care.

Find the entire article and any associated background information in EUWID Pulp and Paper no. 48.

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