Man Dies In Industrial Plant Cement Mixer Accident In Cantonment

March 15, 2023

A man died in an industrial accident in Cantonment Wednesday afternoon.

The man was reportedly working inside or fell inside an industrial plant cement mixing machine when it was turned on at a plant on Highway 95A north of Quintette Road about 4:30 p.m.

The man was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident at Foley Products, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. The ECSO investigation is continuing.

Pictured: First responders arrive at the scene of an industrial fatality Wednesday afternoon in Cantonment. photos, click to enlarge.


22 Responses to “Man Dies In Industrial Plant Cement Mixer Accident In Cantonment”

  1. Tom b on April 5th, 2023 5:04 pm

    It’s impossible to fall into that mixer, it’s an enclosed machine, and when you open the doors it disengages the power only way for it to get turned on. Is he had to have been inside cleaning it with the door closed.(which is strange) and some turn on the disconnect and go to the batching computer and turn it on. This does not make sense.

  2. kaylie on March 18th, 2023 5:04 pm

    rip sweet boy. you had such a big heart. fly high

  3. Matt and Tonya Rolin on March 18th, 2023 4:21 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Sam I couldn’t imagine what your going through I’ve lost my parents and it’s been very hard I love you and will be praying for yall let me know if u need anything

  4. Mindy Wilson on March 16th, 2023 11:24 pm

    Sam, Logan and Destiny, my heart goes out to you all. <3

  5. Dan Smith on March 16th, 2023 11:06 pm

    It is very tragic but really at the end of the day was a bad accident.

  6. Not You on March 16th, 2023 10:53 pm

    @ensleyboy: The Special Ops trailer carries the specialized tools required for extrication from industrial machinery.

  7. Regina Voorhees on March 16th, 2023 10:13 pm

    So sad and so avoidable

  8. Mark on March 16th, 2023 9:59 pm

    Sad tragedy. Safety starts at the top and passed down. Hope the company learns from this. Pray for the family.

  9. Patrice on March 16th, 2023 6:44 pm

    I am so Heartbroken this Young Man came to my house several times with my Son. Oh my the sweet spirit he had. Yes mam and No mam!! My son and I will truly miss him. LLD1

  10. Katie on March 16th, 2023 6:00 pm

    Rest easy dalt, I’m gonna miss u man

  11. JD on March 16th, 2023 5:54 pm

    Working in an environment like this requires lock out tag out. Disabling the source of power whether it’s electric or diesel is #1 priority. Feel bad for this individual and his loved ones. May God bless the family and everyone working in these type of environments practice extreme safety.

  12. cici on March 16th, 2023 5:00 pm

    we love you always D1

  13. Nick on March 16th, 2023 2:41 pm

    @Ensley Boy

    The special operations trailer contains specialized rescue gear. In this case they mostly likely needed the high angle rescue equipment (repelling gear/harnesses) to retrieve the man from the mixer.

  14. aao on March 16th, 2023 11:10 am

    this is such a tragedy for such a good young man. rest easy d <3

  15. ensley boy on March 16th, 2023 10:22 am

    Why do they need a special operations trailer? What is in it that they don’t already carry on a firetruck or in an ambulance?

  16. Deborah Daugherty on March 16th, 2023 10:02 am

    Get a good lawyer,this should have never happen.

  17. Jr on March 16th, 2023 5:27 am

    Such a sad and senseless tragedy. First of all, big prayers to this fellas family. This could have been prevented by utilizing LOTO. Lock out/tag out procedures put in place to prevent energizing a piece of equipment while performing work in/near this. I know it’s easy to say this now but had that procedure been put in place, practiced and used this man would still be here with us. In Construction I hear it all the time…”awe, I’m only gonna be a minute/it’s not worth the trouble”….well, it is WORTH the trouble. Now look what I’m responding to because proper procedures weren’t followed. I’m not placing blame here or devaluing a lost human life. I’m only stating the facts here. If this tragedy changes the safety culture at this plant or by someone else easing this then this tragedy may save someone else. Take the time to do things right snd safely. So what if the job takes more time…YOUR LIFE IS WORTH IT AND DEPENDS ON IT!
    I’m so saddened to hear this story as o too saw the Special Response trailer headed north and knew it was bad but not THIS bad

  18. Danielle Ochsenreitet on March 16th, 2023 1:17 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with this man’s family and friends, the person(s) who were on scene when this happened and tried to save him (co-workers, EMS, and firefighters) and the deputies who were also on-scene to trying to help and having to investigate this horrifying accident. I pray that all those involved take time to heal and seek mental health help if needed. This was a horrible and tragic loss.

  19. mnon on March 16th, 2023 12:53 am

    Sad to hear my prayers to the family.

  20. Charlotte Bates on March 16th, 2023 12:00 am

    So terribly sad. Praying for the family and friends.

  21. sad on March 15th, 2023 9:31 pm

    Oh, no. Be careful out there and not in a hurry – that’s when bad things happen.

  22. Molino resident on March 15th, 2023 7:28 pm

    Such a tragedy. Praying for this man’s family. I knew when I was traveling south on Highway 29 that it had to be something bad when I saw the special operations equipment being pulled and two firetrucks heading northbound.

    When so many people in this day and time do not want to work, it makes it more sad that this man is trying to make a living and died while doing it. God bless him and his family.

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