One Dead, Two Injured in Paper Plant Accident in York County

One person is dead and two others were injured, according to emergency officials, after an accident at a York County paper plant. The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Resolute Forest Products plant in Catawba. This is the old “Bowater” plant along Highway 5 near the Lancaster County border.

County emergency management director Cotton Howell told WBTV that three contractors were doing maintenance on an old decommissioned tank outside the main production area. Howell believes that some type of chemical leaked into the tank while the men were inside. Two of the men, who don’t work directly for