Worker killed in farm machine accident

BERKSHIRE, Vt. (WCAX) A farm worker was killed in a machine accident at a Franklin County farm early Thursday morning.

Police say James Davio, 57, of Newport, had just arrived for work at Pleasant Valley Farms in Berkshire around 6 a.m. when he was run over by a bucket loader.

Authorities say the operator of the machine, Jamie St. Pierre, 22, didn't see Davio.

Davio was pronounced dead at the scene after first responders couldn't save him.

The large dairy farm is owned and operated by the St. Pierre family. They declined to comment.

Vermont State Police detectives were at the scene Thursday morning and VOSHA confirms they've also launched an investigation.