Worker dies in accident at Ethan Allen Plant in Beecher Falls

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BEECHER FALLS — A 55-year-old man who worked at the Ethan Allen Plant in Beecher Falls died in an accident at the factory on Wednesday.

At around 3:30 p.m. emergency workers responded to a call that a worker had sustained serious injuries while performing maintenance on machinery within a silo.

The victim, identified as Bruce A. Biron, of West Stewartstown, New Hampshire, died as a result of the injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.

Vermont State Police Detectives responded to conduct a death investigation. VOSHA was also notified.

Biron was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in South Burlington.

The investigation is ongoing, but authorities say at this time it appears the death was an accident.

The official cause and manner of death is pending the autopsy.

Biron had been an employee of the company for 25 years.

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