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Published February 02, 2011, 08:15 AM

Man pinned underneath railroad car in Minnesota

WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) — Emergency responders worked for nearly two hours Thursday to free a man trapped underneath a railroad car at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in west-central Minnesota.

WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) — Emergency responders worked for nearly two hours Thursday to free a man trapped underneath a railroad car at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in west-central Minnesota.

Police in Willmar called in companies that specialize in moving heavy equipment to help free the man. Workers used hydraulic jacks to move the railroad car, with an estimated weight of more than 100 tons.

Willmar Ambulance operations manager Brad Hanson tells KSAX-TV the man's legs were severely damaged. He was airlifted to a hospital. There's no immediate word on his condition.

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KSAX-TV's report can be found at: http://bit.ly/ieDyp2

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