Domtar is mourning the loss of one of its employees from a rail car incident at its pulp and paper mill in Ashdown, Ark.

"Velma Marie Perkins was an Equipment Helper on the Switch Engine in the Shipping Department. She had worked for Domtar since 1991," Tammy Waters, Domtar media relations, said in a press release.

"We continue to work closely with emergency personnel, OSHA and local authorities to actively investigate and manage the incident. Counselors are on site to provide assistance to employees throughout the afternoon and evening," she said.

For all other questions about this incident, please contact Tammy Waters at (870) 898-2711, EXT 26635.