BENSON - A Swift County man was injured Monday afternoon in an explosion at a rural residence east of Benson.

The injured man was identified as Brian Orsten, 51, of Benson.

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He was initially taken to the Swift County Benson Hospital and later airlifted to a hospital in Minneapolis for medical evaluation, according to Swift County Sheriff John Holtz.

The explosion was reported at 3:55 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of state Highway 9 Northeast.

There was no additional information about how the explosion happened or if the home was damaged.

Holtz said the explosion is under investigation by the Swift County Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshal.