Mercer International Inc. announced that an independent contractor’s employee suffered a tragic and fatal workplace accident at their Peace River mill in Peace River, on June 11, 2022. Mercer has initiated an incident investigation and is fully cooperating with the authorities.

“We are saddened about the loss of life of one of our contractor’s employees and our thoughts are with the individual’s family and colleagues. An investigation of the accident has been started and we are working with the authorities and the contracting company to find out how this tragic incident occurred,” stated Roger Ashfield, Managing Director of Mercer Peace River.  “Mercer’s emergency procedures were immediately activated and our industrial safety and occupational health personnel were involved for support.“

No further details are available at this time.