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Crow knocks out paper plant

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11:21 CEST+02:00
A plant near Stockholm owned by paper and pulp company Stora Enso lost millions of kronor on Monday after a pesky crow crash landed into its power generator, shutting down the facility for hours.

The bird, dubbed “Eloff” – a play on a Swedish first name that also means “electricity off”- shut the wood pulp mill down for 15 hours forcing workers to scramble to get the plant up and running again.

“This feels so unreal,” a plant employee told newspaper Arbetarbladet. “How can such a small thing cause such large damage? We need to find a way to prevent this from happening again in the future.”

The power outage caused millions of kronor of loss due to the production stoppage.

One production line was still down on Wednesday.

 
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