COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (WTVA) - Officials with the Columbus Air Force Base confim that a contractor has died after being injured on the base Wednesday.
A spokesperson for the base says there was an industrial accident on the runway this afternoon.
Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant says that the man has been identified as James Meyers, 24, of Columbus.
The coroner says the accident happened shortly after 2 p.m.
Merchant says he was an employee of R.C. Contruction Company of Greenwood, Mississippi.
Officials say the worker was taken to a local hospital where he passed away.