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Worker Dies in Ethan Allen Plant Accident

The 25-year-employee was seriously injured while doing maintenance work in a silo.

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BEECHER FALLS, Vt. (AP) β€” Authorities in Vermont say a worker has died in an accident at a furniture factory.

Police say 55-year-old Bruce Biron was seriously injured while doing maintenance work in a silo at the Ethan Allen plant in Beecher Falls. Police say Biron, of West Stewartstown, New Hampshire, was later pronounced dead at the scene. It's not clear when it happened.

Vermont State Police have opened an investigation.

Biron's cause of death is under investigation, pending an autopsy by the chief medical examiner.

Ethan Allen said in a news release Wednesday that Biron had been employed by the company for 25 years.

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