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Willmar rescue and law enforcement personnel work on the rescue of a rail employee Thursday morning at an accident scene in the BNSF Railway yard in Willmar, Minn. The injured employee was extracted from the accident scene about 11 a.m. this morning and airlifted to a trauma center. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Feb. 4, 2011: Update: Injured BNSF employee in Willmar accident identified, remains in serious condition in St. Cloud Hospital

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Update 10 a.m.

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WILLMAR -- Corey Kluver, 31, of Paynesville remains in serious condition following the railroad accident Thursday in Willmar, according to the St. Cloud Hospital.

Kluver has been identified as the BNSF Railway employee injured in a rail yard accident, according to a Willmar Police Department news release issued Friday morning.

Kluver was transported by air ambulance to St. Cloud Hospital following his rescue Thursday after being trapped for several hours under a grain car.

The police department has no further information on the cause of the accident, but has said no foul play is suspected. The investigation is continuing through the railroad personnel.

Emergency responders used hydraulic jacks to free Kluver after he was pinned under a 221,000-pound grain car. He reportedly suffered severe injuries to his legs, according to Willmar Ambulance Service Operations Manager Brad Hanson.

Rescue crews called in workers from Marcus Building Movers of Raymond and Thein Moving Company of Clara City who used wood blocks, jacks and a portable hydraulic unit to raise the car off of Kluver.

Update 8:30 a.m.: Injured BNSF employee in Willmar accident identified

WILLMAR -- Corey Kluver, 31, of Paynesville has been identified as the BNSF Railway employee injured in a rail yard accident Thursday morning in Willmar, according to a release from the Willmar Police Department.

No additional information on Kluver's condition has been released at this time. Kluver was transported by air ambulance to St. Cloud Hospital.

The police department has no further information on the cause of the accident, but has said no foul play is suspected. The investigation is continuing through the railroad personnel.

Emergency responders used hydraulic jacks to free Kluver after he was pinned under a 221,000-pound grain car. He reportedly suffered severe injuries to his legs, according to Willmar Ambulance Service Operations Manager Brad Hanson.

Rescue crews called in workers from Marcus Building Movers of Raymond and Thein Moving Company of Clara City who used wood blocks, jacks and a portable hydraulic unit to raise the car off of Kluver.

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