Lincoln Paper and Tissue worker hospitalized with steam burns

Posted Sept. 18, 2010, at 1:40 p.m.

LINCOLN, Maine — An employee of Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC is in a Boston hospital after suffering burns on Thursday during the mill’s annual shutdown for maintenance, co-owner Keith Van Scotter said Saturday.

The employee suffered hot water and steam burns while inspecting one of the tissue machines in the plant, he said.

Van Scotter declined to name the employee or the hospital. He described the injuries as “serious” but said the employee is expected to recover.

The mill lost about 20 hours of production time in mid-July after a guy wire snapped and a transformer fire started.

No one was injured in that accident, according to a report previously published in the Bangor Daily News.

Lincoln Paper and Tissue employs about 400 workers making deep-dyed tissue used by many of the nation’s party goods producers, airlines and food service companies to create napkins, towels, table covers and other specialty tissue products, including medical draping, disposable gowns and beauticians’ neck strips.

Its paper mill produces premium-quality Business Reply Card, Offset, Index and Vellum Bristol papers.

BDN reporters Judy Harrison and Nick Sambides Jr. contributed to this report.

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