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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

Update: Railroad employee injured in Willmar yard accident, airlifted to trauma center

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Update 11:15 a.m.


A railroad employee in his 30s was injured and trapped under a rail car about 9 a.m. this morning in an accident at the BNSF Railway yard in Willmar, Minn.

The railroad accident happen near the pedestrian bridge in the Willmar railroad yard.

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