- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

ASHDOWN, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas woman has been killed in a railcar accident at a paper mill in Ashdown.

The Little River County coroner says 52-year-old Velma Marie Perkins was dead at the scene of the accident at Domtar Corporation’s plant in Ashdown on Friday. Perkins was an equipment helper in the shipping department.

Details of the accident were not released. Domtar spokeswoman Tammy Waters told reporters the company is working with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and with local officials to investigate the accident and that counselors were sent to the site.

Domtar said Perkins had worked for the company since 1991.

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