Death of one of seven workers injured in April fire at Georgia-Pacific's plywood mill in Corrigan, Texas, is confirmed; GP spokesman says mill's employees, everyone across GP's building products division, is mourning death of fellow employee
June 2, 2014
(Industry Intelligence Inc.)
– One of seven workers injured in an April 26 fire at Georgia-Pacific LLC's plywood plant in Corrigan, Texas, has died, KTRE News reported on May 30.
Corrigan Police Chief Darrell Gibson confirmed the death of Charles Wayne Kovar, 56, of Moscow. Kovar was one of three workers who was listed as being in a critical condition after the incident, which happened at about 6:30 p.m. in the plant's bag house..
Kovar's son Taylor Kovar confirmed that his father had died at 12:43 p.m. on Friday, May 30, as a result of severe burns.
In a statement, the family thanked the Corrigan, Camden, Lufkin, and GP communities for their "outpouring of love and concern." They noted the "diligence and compassion" of staff at the burns unit at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, and thanked GP for providing room and board for the family near the hospital.
GP spokesman Eric Abercrombie said the employees of the Corrigan plywood mill and everyone across the company's building products division was mourning the death of fellow employee Charles Kovar.
Abercrombie offered deepest sympathies and prayers to Kovar's family and friends and said the company was still praying for the two employees who remained in a critical condition. Jimmy Williams and Kenneth Morris, who were critically injured in the incident, are also being treated at Memorial Hermann Hospital.
The primary source of this article is KTRE News, Corrigan, Texas, on May 30, 2014. The original article can be viewed here.