Jay paper mill owners file lawsuit against Florida company connected to 2020 explosion

Wreckage smolders after an explosion at the Jay paper mill Wednesday. The explosion shook the ground and produced a plume of black smoke that was visible for miles around. Sun Journal file photo

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Pixelle Specialty Solutions and related companies claim that on April 15, 2020 a digester ruptured at the Androscoggin Mill as a result of failed welds, holding Trico Mechanical Contractors, Inc. responsible.

FARMINGTON — Pixelle Specialty Solutions, owner of the Androscoggin Mill in Jay, has filed a lawsuit against contractors responsible for inspecting and providing maintenance on the pulp digesters in the years preceding the equipment’s rupture on April 15, 2020.

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