Vernon County man dies in farming accident

WESTBY, Wis. — A rural Westby man is dead in a farming accident.

It happened Wednesday night on Ninety Meter Drive, just west of Westby.

57-year-old Brian Nelson was working a skidsteer when he became trapped between the frame of the machine and hydraulic arm.

Nelson’s wife found him when she got home and called 911. Nelson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Department says it appears the machine’s safety restraint was not being used, but the incident is under invesetigation.