Identity Released Of Worker Killed In Bulldozer Accident During ECUA Controlled Burn

March 12, 2019

Authorities have identified a man killed Saturday when he was struck a bulldozer during a controlled burn in Cantonment.

Daryl Bradley Holland, 38, was pronounced deceased on the scene deep in a wooded area south of Becks Lake Road. According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Holland was the bulldozer operator.

“He got off in an attempt to remove a tree or large limb lodged in the tracks,” Maj. Andrew Hobbs said Monday afternoon. “The bulldozer wasn’t all the way out of gear. When it was un-jammed, the bulldozer lurched forward.”

Holland was working for HHH Construction of NWF, which was a subcontractor of Munroe Forest & Wildlife Management on the burn, according to Nathalie Bowers, public information officer for the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority.

Approximately 900 acres near the ECUA’s Central Water Reclamation Facility were set to be burned in a three day period that ended Saturday as part of ECUA’s management plan for the ecological restoration of forest lands on the property.

Pictured: LifeFlight on standby at a bulldozer accident Saturday in Cantonment. The accident occurred deep in the woods, south of the the pictured location. Photos for, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Identity Released Of Worker Killed In Bulldozer Accident During ECUA Controlled Burn”

  1. Jeremy Wayne byrd on March 17th, 2019 12:25 pm

    So sorry to here this rip

  2. JE on March 12th, 2019 11:58 am

    Daryl & I worked together on multiple projects at my place of employment. He was always a pleasure to be around, and we had some good conversations over the past few years. He was a hard worker, a great guy, and I am very sorry to hear this news.

    Condolences to his family, and rest in peace Daryl.

  3. ELW on March 12th, 2019 7:35 am

    Condolences to Daryl’s family and friends. I understand he was a hard worker, good man and loving family man. He has a wife and three children. There is a Go Fund Me account set up in his name to help his family. Please donate if you can.

  4. Suzie B on March 12th, 2019 12:53 am

    So very sorry for this accident and the loss of life, especially when someone was working, doing a job and trying to earn a living. Condolences to his family, friends and coworkers. May he rest in peace.

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