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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 20-036 – 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 20-025 - POW Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Privately Owned Weapons
A 19-year-old Private First Class assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, died in a privately owned weapons (POW) mishap 10 January 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at 0800 local. The Soldier was reportedly attempting to disassemble a handgun when a discharged round struck him in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner. The mishap is under investigation.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of three Soldiers a year to POW mishaps. This was the second fatal POW mishap of FY20. While the Army is at the same number of POW fatalities for the same time period in FY19, this mishap serves as a stark reminder for leaders to continue to emphasize off-duty weapons safety.

 

 

PLR 20-007 - POW Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Privately Owned Weapons
A Sergeant assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, died in a privately owned weapon mishap 27 October 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at 1830 local. The Soldier was struck by a chambered round discharged from a weapon other Soldiers were handling. Alcohol and drug use are unknown at this time. The mishap is under investigation.

 

 

 

PLR 19-053 - POW Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Privately Owned Weapons
A Soldier died in a privately owned weapon mishap 3 May 2019 in Independence, Kentucky, at 2330 local. The Soldier was handling a .38 Special handgun when he was struck by a chambered round when it accidentally discharged.
 
 

PLR 19-031 - Privately Owned Weapon Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Privately Owned Weapons
A Sergeant First Class died in a privately owned weapon mishap 9 February 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at 1530 local. The Soldier was handling or cleaning his privately owned handgun at his residence when he was struck by a discharged round.

ENGAGEMENT TIPS:

  • Always THINK weapons safety!

  • Treat every weapon as if it is loaded.

  • Handle every weapon with care.

  • Identify the target before you fire.

  • Never point the muzzle at anything you don’t intend to shoot.

  • Keep the weapon on safe and your finger off the trigger until you intend to fire.

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