Contract Worker Killed In Accident At Ascend Plant In Cantonment

June 16, 2018

A worker was killed in an industrial accident at Ascend Performance Materials in Cantonment.

“We are aware of an incident at our facility in Cantonment,” Alison Jahn, senior director of Global Communications for Ascend, told Friday night. “The incident involved a contract employee working for a company called KTN. We are currently working with local authorities to investigate the incident and will provide additional details as we have them.”

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Deb Henley said the death appears to be an accident.

Something reportedly fell on the victim. An Escambia County Sheriff’s Office investigator and a crime scene unit responded to the plant about 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Further details, including the name of the victim, have not been released.  There were no other injuries reported to Escambia County EMS.

Pictured: Ascend Performance Materials. File photo for, click to enlarge.


10 Responses to “Contract Worker Killed In Accident At Ascend Plant In Cantonment”

  1. Ronnie Thornton on January 18th, 2022 12:38 pm

    Prayers and blessings to the family

  2. Lekinna on June 20th, 2018 9:59 pm

    Thank all of y’all for your prayers cause God knows we need it. I never in a million years we would be planning a funeral for my daddy

  3. Linda Foster on June 20th, 2018 7:12 pm

    Prayers coming to your family

  4. Joyce Ramsey, June 20, 2018 3:37 pm on June 20th, 2018 5:00 pm

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to my cousin Roy family. we were just planning a get to together last month in Camden, Alabama, now we are planning to come to his “Home Going Celebration” May His Spirit Rest In Heavenly Peace.

  5. Rosa on June 18th, 2018 6:39 am

    Mr Roy was always friendly and he will be dearly missed. Prays be with the family and friends. God Bless

  6. DARLENE on June 17th, 2018 5:33 am

    R.I.P. Mr. Roy Thank You for all your help to your co-workers and friends. Prayers to your loved ones.

  7. Melissa Ross on June 16th, 2018 4:07 pm

    Worked side by side with this man. My condolences to his family. Loved him

  8. Jeremy on June 16th, 2018 12:22 pm

    Prayers for the family I’m sorry about your loss

  9. Kathy Byrd on June 16th, 2018 10:28 am

    My Prayers go out to this Family!!

  10. Roy on June 16th, 2018 4:14 am

    Prayers goes out to the family.