In the mill's machine shop maintenance was done on the large tools used for sugar processing. This is also the site of one of the most bizarre incidents in the history of the property.
During the most successful years of the mill's operation, a night shift was used by management to increase production. During the late hours of a particularly busy night, one of the drill operators, who apparently had been behaving strangely all evening, stepped away from his machine and grabbed a screwdriver. He approached a nearby worker and attacked him with the screwdriver.
The other workers were able to stop the attack by pushing the crazed man into a work cabinet. With no other alternative, they literally nailed him inside to keep him contained. By the time the police arrived, the worker had been silent for some time. When the cabinet was opened, they discovered that he had committed suicide by driving the screwdriver into his own neck. His victim lived.
Since the incident, locals have believed that the dead man's spirit haunts this cabinet. Loud banging and strange shouting have been heard coming from it, even when no one was nearby.