Logger injured in Western U.P. accident

Aug 25, 2014

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Wisconsin man is recovering after he was injured in a logging accident in Gogebic County.  

The Sheriff’s Department says it happened around 11 a.m. Saturday in Ironwood Township.

Kory Ofstad, 24, of Saxon, Wisconsin was working near the intersection of Lake Road and Upper Powers Road when he was hit by part of a falling tree.  A coworker had to call 911 from a nearby residence because there was no cell reception in the area. 

Sheriff’s deputies, paramedics, local residents and coworkers helped remove Ofstad from the woods.  He was then taken to an ambulance by the Sheriff’s Office Off-Road Rescue ATV. 

Ofstad received serious but non-life-threatening injuries.  He remains at Aspirus Grandview Hospital for treatment.