CAFB Worker Dies from Injuries

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Columbus, Miss. A contract worker involved in an accident at Columbus Air Force Base has died from his injuries.

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant says 24-year-old James Meyers of Columbus was working on a runway project on the base when he was injured.

Merchant says it appears Meyers died from blunt force trauma. He died at Baptist Memorial Golden Triangle Wednesday afternoon.

Meyers worked for R.C. Construction of Greenwood. The incident is being investigated.

Workers are tearing up and rebuilding almost the entire center runway at the base. The project is expected to be completed in September.