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Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

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 20-034 - 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.

 

 

PLR 20-026 - ACV Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Army Vehicle
A Second Lieutenant assigned to Fort Benning, Georgia, died 3 February 2020 as a result of injuries sustained in an Army combat vehicle mishap that occurred 22 January 2020 on the installation at 1420 local. The Soldier was serving as tank commander in an M1 tank when the vehicle struck a tree, causing a limb to fall and strike him on the head. The Soldier was transported via air medevac to the local hospital, where he later died. The USACRC is leading a safety investigation into the mishap.

Historically, the Army loses 12 Soldiers a year to Army vehicle mishaps. This was the fourth fatal Army vehicle mishap in FY20. While the Army is below the eight Army vehicle fatalities for the same time period in FY19, the nature of this mishap should be a reminder of how quickly routine training events can become deadly.

 

 

PLR 20-024 - ACV Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Army Vehicle
A Specialist assigned to Henderson, Tennessee, died in an Army combat vehicle mishap 24 January 2020 in Syria at 1023 local. The Soldier was serving as the gunner in an M1240A1 M-ATV (MRAP) during mounted operations when the vehicle overturned. Initial reports from the scene indicate that the Soldier was wearing the Gunner's Restraint System. He was reportedly unconscious and unresponsive when evacuated to the nearest troop medical clinic, where he was pronounced dead. The mishap is under investigation.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of 12 Soldiers a year to Army vehicle mishaps. This mishap is the third fatal Army vehicle mishap in FY20. While the Army is below the eight Army vehicle fatalities during the same time period in FY19, this mishap serves as a stark reminder for leaders to continue to be proactive in risk management during Army vehicle operations.

 

 

PLR 20-012 - AMV Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Army Vehicle
A Specialist assigned to Huntsville, Texas, died in an Army motor vehicle mishap 12 November 2019 in Walker County, Texas, at 1620 local. The Soldier was driving an M1165 up-armored HMMWV southbound on a highway when it overturned. He and the truck commander were reportedly ejected from the vehicle. Both Soldiers were transported to a local hospital, where the driver later died. The truck commander suffered non-fatal injuries and is currently hospitalized. Speed and seat belt use are unknown at this time. The mishap is under investigation.

 

 

PLR 20-011 - ACV Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Army Vehicle
A 20-year-old Private First Class assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, died in an Army combat vehicle mishap 6 November 2019 at Camp Humphreys, Korea, at 1432 local. The Soldier was driving an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle when it rolled over during a road test. He was airlifted to a local hospital, where he later died. Four other Soldiers suffered non-fatal injuries. The USACRC is leading a safety investigation into the mishap.

 

 

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