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Jason Hamstad identified as injured Monson worker, now in ICU after trauma surgery

WILLMAR -- Jason Anthony Hamstad of Willmar has been identified as the worker involved in an accident Thursday at the Monson gravel pit north of Willmar.

Hamstad, 34, was injured in an accident at approximately 2:40 p.m. Thursday, suffering trauma to one of his arms after being caught in a piece of machinery.

According to a Sheriff's Office news release, Hamstad was airlifted from the scene to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Hamstad's Caring Bridge Web site reported Friday that he underwent trauma surgery upon arrival at HCMC. He is currently on a ventilator and resting in Surgical/Neuroscience ICU at HCMC.

The accident is being investigated by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Hamstad's Caring Bridge Web site can be found at:

Kelly Boldan

Kelly Boldan has been the editor of the West Central Tribune of Willmar, since joining the newspaper in October 2001. He has previously worked as the editor at the Bemidji Pioneer, also part of Forum Communications Co., and other daily newspapers, online Web sites, and weekly agriculture newspapers in Wisconsin, Texas and Minnesota. You can follow via Twitter at @KellyBoldanWCT or read about the Tribune's newsroom blog at: or the Tribune's blog at:

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