Man Dies After Accident At Buckeye Paper Mill

Updated 7:34am 5-20 by Associated Press:

PERRY, Fla. (AP) --

A worker at a Panhandle paper mill was killed in a forklift accident.

Mark Ferguson died Tuesday at the Buckeye Paper Mill plant in

The 42-year-old worked at the mill as a contractor for BIS
Frucon Industrial Services.

A Frucon spokesman says Ferguson was on foot when the forklift
hit him. He was taken to a Tallahassee hospital, where he was
pronounced dead. The details of the accident were being

Ferguson had for Frucon since 2000.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was reviewing
the incident.
The following is a statement from the CEO of the company Mark Ferguson worked for:

"It is with extreme regret and sadness that we report the death of employee Mark Ferguson of Perry Florida. This afternoon, Mr. Ferguson was involved in a collision with an extendable boom construction forklift at our project in Perry, FL. Mr. Ferguson received treatment at the scene and was then transported by life flight to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The medical staff at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital notified us at 4 PM EST that Mr. Ferguson did not survive his injuries. Mr. Ferguson was a valued Journeyman of ours since 2000 and he will be greatly missed. We are conducting an extensive investigation and cooperating with all other investigations to find out how this happened so that we can make sure that it never happens again."
A spokesperson at Buckeye Paper Mill in Perry confirms a contracted employee was killed Tuesday afternoon after a collision with a forklift.

The man was not an employee of the plant.

His identity has not been released at this time.

We will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.

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  • by Your girls Location: Hephzibah, GA on May 14, 2012 at 01:57 PM
    Its been almost 2 years and we all still miss you dearly. Miss your smile and laughter. You were loved very much and still thought of often.
  • by Anonymous on May 24, 2010 at 04:50 PM
    God hath not promised Skies always blue Flower-strewn pathways All our lives through. God hath not promised Sun without rain Joy without sorrow Peace without pain. But God hath promise Strength for the day Rest for the labor Light for the way; Grace for the trials Help from above Unfailing sympathy Undying love. Hebrews 13:5 ... he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Lots of love to you Matthew, our 3 beautiful children, and the rest of the family.I also want to thank everyone for all the prayers for the Ferguson's ...please continue to pray for the family...
  • by matthew Location: perry on May 23, 2010 at 05:12 PM
    mark was my hart it so so sad i dont think i will ever get over this i can still hear mark sceaming i was with him but i could not bring my self to look at him i just wanted toremember that smile he gave me that moring the way he was that smile mark and i was so close we had walked in life on the sam roads matthew mark and kenny iwant kenny to remember all the good times we had in the tree house and playing in the woods my hart is so broken life will never be the same a hole is in my hart i will never get over seeing his hardhat laying under that forklift i lost my life allso that day my brother laying their i could never tell any one how if felt love mark your brother matthew love you kenny it want be us three no more only you kenny and me and a hole in my hart that will never heal god bless matt
  • by maria Location: rome,ga on May 20, 2010 at 10:11 PM
    I've known Mark since we were teenagers. Always meek and gentle in spirit, always with a wonderful smile. That's how I will always remember him. Prayers and thoughts go out to the entire Ferguson Family. Lots of love and many many prayers.
  • by faith & hope Location: branford on May 20, 2010 at 08:15 PM
    Faith and Hope will miss and love their dad so very much they are being brave little soldiers. Thank you for all your prayers.May God bless and keep each one of you.
  • by Kenny Location: Perry on May 19, 2010 at 11:13 AM
    Mark you were my brother and I loved you so much. I will miss you buddy. I just hate it so much I wasn't with you when you got hurt. I would have held you in my arms and told you how much I loved my brother. You.
  • by Tonye Location: Perry Fl on May 19, 2010 at 11:08 AM
    Mark Was my brother-in-law. He was a very sweet person who never hurt anyone. He was always ready to help you out if you anything. He will be missed so very much but we know he is in God's arms now.
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