For Immediate Release:  November 19, 2018

BOISE, Idaho - Boise Cascade Company (Boise Cascade) (NYSE: BCC) is working with local authorities to investigate a fatal accident that occurred at the company's plywood manufacturing operation in Florien, Louisiana. 

At approximately 3:20 a.m. on November 18th, an employee was performing maintenance repair on a piece of equipment. The details surrounding how the accident occurred is under investigation. Emergency responders were called to the scene, but the employee did not survive. His name is being withheld at this time out of respect for the family.

"We are saddened to report this tragic accident," said Larry Hataway, Southern Region Human Resources Manager. "We offer our deepest condolences to his loved ones. Counseling and support resources will be made available to his coworkers."

The Florien location employs approximately 420 people. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been notified of the incident. Boise Cascade has suspended operations at the site until further notice.

No additional information is available at this time.


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