Man injured in Gogebic County logging accident

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — A Wisconsin man is recovering from injuries after a weekend logging accident in the western Upper Peninsula.

The Goegbic County Sheriff’s Department says it happened at about 11 a.m. Central time Saturday in Ironwood Township.

Kory Ofstad, 24, of Saxon, Wisconsin was working near the intersection of Lake Road and Upper Powers Road when a portion of a falling tree hit him. A co-worker heard him yelling for help and called 911 from a nearby house because cell service was unavailable.

Officers, co-workers, area residents and paramedics brought Ofstad out of the forest so that an off-road rescue ATV could transfer him to an ambulance. The ambulance drove him to Grand View Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.