Man Seriously Injured in Michigan Logging Accident

Updated: 08/24/2014 9:31 AM
Created: 08/24/2014 9:15 AM

A 24-year-old Saxon man was seriously injured in a logging accident in Ironwood Township, Michigan Saturday morning, according to the Gogebic County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office reports Kory Ofstad was working in the area when he was struck by a portion of a falling tree. Authorities said one of Ofstad's coworkers heard him calling for help. A 911 call was made from a nearby residence as cell phone service was not available, the Sheriff's Office said. 

Officers, local residents, paramedics and coworkers worked to extract Ofstad out of the forest. The Sheriff's Office Off-Road Rescue ATV transported Ofstad to a nearby ambulance. which then brought him to Aspirus Grandview Hospital for further treatment.

Gogebic County Sheriff's Office reports Ofstad received serious, but non-life threatening, injuries.

Gogebic County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the incident near Lake Road and Upper Powers Road in Ironwood Township. 

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