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Minor Injuries In Columbia Airport Accident

Columbia, CA — A worker at Columbia Airport suffered minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle.

The incident happened just after 2 p.m. on the 10700 block of North Airport Road.  The male worker was outside a hanger when he was hit by a ground vehicle, according to new Tuolumne County Airport Manager Benny Stuth, who says it was a minor accident.  “It was with one of the local fix base operators we have here at the airport who was doing some work on some aircraft.  He was struck by a ground vehicle.  He only suffered very minor injuries and was in relatively good spirits throughout the entire ordeal,” says Stuth.  The employee was taken to Sonora Regional Medical Center.

Stuth says the fix base company has asked not to be named. He explains a fix base company can deal with fixing aircraft, do annual inspections or be fire support staff.  Stuth adds there will be no airport investigation and the only one that might take place would most likely be between the company and its insurer.  Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department covered the incident, but Sgt. Scott Johnson says he does not have the name of the worker or the name of the company he worked for at the airport.

A programming note, new Tuolumne County Airport Manager Benny Stuth will be the guest on this weekend’s Mother Lode Views.  Hear his goals for both the Columbia Airport and the Pine Mountain Lake Airport.

Mother Lode Views airs Saturday and Sunday morning at 9:30 on AM-1450 KVML.  Mother Lode Views can also be heard Sunday morning at 10 o’clock on 93.5 KKBN and at 9 a.m. on STAR 92.7.

For our extensive audio archive of past interviews on Mother Lode Views, click on the “Multimedia” tab and on “Mother Lode Views” or keyword: mlviews.

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North Airport Road 38.039424, -120.408344 10703 North Airport Road, Columbia, CA, United States (Directions)