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Blackduck man hurt in sawmill accident

At approximately 2:08 PM on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office was notified of an industrial accident involving a worker at the Helblad Saw Mill located at 42501 Pioneer Road NE, Kelliher, MN, in Battle Township approximately 55 miles north of Bemidji, who was stuck in an auger. Deputies responded to the scene and found an individual who had since been freed from the auger receiving first aid for serious injuries to his extremities and torso.

Scott Olson, age 21, of Blackduck, MN, was airlifted to an unknown hospital by North Memorial Air Care. Kelliher First Responders, Kelliher Fire Department, Blackduck Ambulance, a Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer and Beltrami County Deputies all were on scene and provided care to the victim, stabilizing him for the air ambulance transport.