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UDPATE: Names of workers killed in mill explosion released

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By Ashley Gatz

TOMAHAWK -- Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the deadly explosion at a paper mill in Tomahawk yesterday that killed 3 workers and injured another.

Newsline 9 learns from WJJQ the ages of 2 of the victims.

They have been identifed as 55 year old Randy Hoegger of Tomahawk, 52 year old Steve Voermans also of Tomahawk and Donald Snyder of Merrill.

Alex Loka was injured in the explosion; he has been treated and released.

Hoegger, Voermans and Snyder were doing maintenance work on top of a recycled fiber tank when it exploded.

Loka was injured was standing on a platform at a lower level of the tank.

According to the AP, PCA spokesman Ron Zimmerman says 3 of the workers worked at the mill for more than 5 years and one was short-term help.

Online Reporter: Ashley Gatz

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