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Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

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About Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

Preliminary Loss Reports provide leaders with awareness of Army loss and highlight potential trends that affect combat readiness. Within 72 hours of a loss, PLRs provide a synopsis of the incident: unit, date of loss, description of the activity at the time of the death. PLRs do not identify root causes of an accident, as the investigation is ongoing. Further details will be available later on RMIS (account required).

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PLR 20-038 – PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-2
A Sergeant First Class assigned to Lens, Belgium, died 25 March 2020 in a PMV-2 mishap. The Soldier lost control of his motorcycle, hit a curb and was ejected into the wall of a nearby house. His motorcycle was discovered by the local police. Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe International Military Police responded to the scene and identified the Soldier from his passport, which was on his person. Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse certification and personal protective equipment use have not been verified. The mishap is under investigation.

Since 2016, the Army has lost an average of 28 Soldiers a year to PMV-2 mishaps. This mishap is the eighth PMV-2 fatality of FY20. Motorcycles don’t care how old you are, your experience level or how many training courses you have taken. They do what you tell them to do. If you drive too fast, small things like a curb may be the last thing you ever see. Motorcycles continue to be the second leading cause of Army mishap fatalities.

 

 

PLR 20-037 – PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-4
A 22-year-old Specialist assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, died 25 March 2020 in a PMV-4 mishap on the installation at 0430 local. The Soldier lost control of his PMV and struck a culvert, flipping the vehicle upon impact. He was partially ejected out of the driver’s side window. It is suspected that he was not wearing a seat belt, driving intoxicated and traveling at a high rate of speed. The Soldier was under a 2200 to 0500 curfew as part of COVID-19 prevention measures. His vehicle was discovered by the staff duty officer at 0430. The mishap is under investigation

Since 2016, the Army has lost an average of 34 Soldiers a year to PMV-4 mishaps. This mishap is the 16th PMV-4 fatality of FY20. Alcohol, no seat belts, reckless driving, driving after midnight, breaking curfew, all during the duty week, are leading contributing factors to these types of accidents. Supervisors are the first line of defense to stop this behavior before it adds to the leading cause of Army mishap fatalities.

 

 

PLR 20-036 – Off-Duty POW Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Privately Owned Weapons
A PV2 assigned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, died in a privately owned weapons (POW) mishap 22 March 2020 in Clarksville, Tennessee, at 1711 local. A Private First Class was showing his newly purchased shotgun to two other Soldiers when one of them pushed the weapon away. A round was accidently discharged, striking the PV2 in the head. Emergency medical services personnel transported the injured Soldier to a local medical center, where he was pronounced dead. Alcohol use is not a suspected causal factor. The mishap is under investigation.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of three Soldiers a year to POW mishaps. This tragedy was the third fatal off-duty POW mishap of FY20. Proper POW safety and handling is non-negotiable. Whether you’re at the range, hunting, cleaning, transporting or showing your gun to friends, every weapon must be treated as if it is loaded.

 

 

PLR 20-035 – PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-2
A Captain assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, died in a PMV-2 mishap 10 March 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at 1730 local. The Soldier was stopped at an intersection, then proceeded through, and was struck by another vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. It was reported the Soldier was wearing personal protective equipment. Completion of the required Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse has not been verified. This mishap is under investigation.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of 27 Soldiers a year to PMV-2 mishaps. This was the seventh fatal off-duty PMV-2 mishap of FY20 and the same number of PMV-2 fatalities from this time last year. PMV-2 safety deserves increased emphasis and focus as we approach the favorable spring and summer riding weather. PMV-2 mishaps continue to be the second biggest killer of our Soldiers.

 

 

PLR 20-034 - AMV Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Army Vehicle
A 21-year-old Private First Class assigned to Fort Irwin, California, died in an Army motor vehicle mishap 9 March 2020 at the National Training Center
during daylight hours. The Soldier was driving an M1113 HMMWV when he struck a winch cable that a Rotational Training Unit had stretched across the roadway to extricate an M978A4 fuel tanker with a Palletized Load System trailer carrying a modular fuel system. He was fatally injured and the truck commander was medically evacuated with non-life-threatening injuries. The USACRC is leading a safety investigation into the mishap.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of 12 Soldiers a year to AMV mishaps. This was the second fatal AMV mishap of FY20 and below the number of fatalities for the same time period last year. Remember, risk management is most effective when it's dynamic and adapts to changes in mission and environment.

 

 

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