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Forum Communications, Published September 19 2012

Auger accident victim ID'd as Blackduck man

KELLIHER, Minn. — A 21-year-old Blackduck man has been identified as the victim in Tuesday’s auger accident at Hedblad Saw Mill near here.

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release issued Wednesday that Scott Olson was airlifted by North Memorial Air Care. He was taken to a Minneapolis hospital.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call at 2:08 p.m. Tuesday about a man whose arm was caught in an auger. The man was freed from the auger and given first aid before authorities arrived.

Olson suffered “serious injuries to his extremities and torso,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.