State investigators have issued more than $30,000 in fines to two companies related to the death of a man earlier this year at the former Bowater plant.
Samir Storey died from asphyxiation after a tank he and two other men were working early one morning started to fill with a liquid.
Resolute Forest Products, which owns the plant, was fined $17,850, while Industrial Piping of Pineville was fined $15,400.
Resolute spokeswoman Debbie Johnston says the company has learned from the January incident.
That morning, a crew was cleaning out what was supposed to be an empty seven-story tall scrubber tank.
Two men were able to evacuate the confined space, but Storey was suspended 14 feet bellow his co-workers.
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