A COMMEMORATIVE service will be held at Norkse Skog on Friday, marking 12 months since a tragic accident claimed two lives at the Ettamogah paper mill.
A third crew member wasn't physically injured, but died a few weeks later.
A service will be held at the site this morning to unveil a memorial fountain built by the colleagues of the two late men, with their family members to attend.
"It has been a tough year for everybody," general manager Milo Foster said.
"We do continue to support everyone as best we can and move forward, but our thoughts certainly will be for our fellow employees who lost their lives, and their families, friends and workmates."
Mr Pascall's partner, Georgia Webb, believes the most important thing is to ensure such an accident never happens again.
She has been close with Mr Pascall's colleague, Kris Van Duursen, who dragged her injured partner from the area after he was overcome with gas, and tried to save him.
"I don't think it gets any easier," she said of his death.
"It's still there every day.
"Some days it depends on your frame of mind, but it certainly doesn't get easier.
"I just try to keep living and do what Ben would want me to do.
"Kris said he'd promised Ben he'd look after me."
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Ms Webb often talks about Mr Pascall to keep his memory alive.
She said she wanted to speak out to highlight the importance of workplace safety, which she urged people to take seriously.
"I've still got a lot of photos up," she said.
"I guess I look after Kris and check that everything out at the mill is safe.
"I just try to keep everyone safe so that he didn't die for no reason.
"It's affected the community hugely - it's amazing how many people it's affected, outside of Norske as well.
"A lot of people have worked there in the past or know someone who's worked there.
"There's a connection out there with everyone you talk to.
"I think everyone is going through their own thing."
Ben's father, Ken Pascall, said his family would hold a private gathering at Willow Park to remember his life on Friday.
A small plaque was recently unveiled at the site.
"We see it as a celebration, a chance to reminisce about his full life here in Albury-Wodonga," he said.
"Obviously we've been grieving over the past 12 months.
"What's been important to us, is that the operators and managers at Norske have continued to support and communicate to us about the accident.
"We've recently had a meeting at Norske regarding their investigation and the improvements to make sure this doesn't occur again."
Rob Johnson said his son had made a full recovery.
"It was probably the worst thing that I've had to deal with," he said of spending time with him in hospital.
"The first three days and nights were touch and go.
"After that they seemed to be pretty confident he'd pull through, and he did.
"Things are looking pretty promising.
"He's at full capacity, everything's fine and he's getting on with his life.
"He'd like to thank Norske for their ongoing support.
"My thoughts are with the people who lost someone.
"We've at least got Tom back, but they haven't got their loved ones back."
Mr Foster said operating procedures had changed at the mill after notices from SafeWork NSW, which is still investigating.
He said at the time of the tragedy, Norske was using the same procedures as other paper mills.
"We have made a number of changes to our operating procedures," he said.
"We've met all the compliance operations in regard to SafeWork NSW improvements notices.
"It's important to note, at the time of the accident we were applying the same measures in Albury as other paper mills around the world."
Mr Pascall said he wanted to thank everyone who had supported the family.
A service for the workers will be held at the church on Sunday.
"We've had a lot of support," he said.
"I think Ben would like his work colleagues and friends to celebrate with a few beers, rather than being caught up with grieving."