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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 20-065 – GMV Mishap Claims One Soldier’s Life

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A Sergeant deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve died in a government motor vehicle (GMV) mishap 21 July 2020 in Syria at 1716 local. The Sergeant was performing gunner duties in an M-ATV when the vehicle left the main supply route and overturned. All four crewmembers were evacuated to the local troop medical clinic, where the gunner later died. The three other Soldiers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The use of seat belts and the gunner restraint system is unknown at this time. The mishap is under investigation.

Since FY16, the Army has experienced an average of 19 Class A GMV mishaps resulting in the loss of 12 Soldiers per year. This is the 12th Class A GMV mishap and the 10th GMV fatality of FY20.

 

 

PLR 20-050 – GMV Mishap Claims One Army Civilian's Life

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A Department of the Army Civilian (DAC) assigned to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, died in a government motor vehicle (GMV) mishap 2 June 2020 on the installation at 1400 local. Initial reports state two employees were performing crane operations. While lifting a metal component off a Load Handling System vehicle, the chain holding the load shifted, causing the boom to bounce upward and possibly strike overhead power lines. The DAC was seen falling to the ground. The crane operator administered CPR until emergency medical services personnel arrived and transported the DAC to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The USACRC is leading a safety investigation into the mishap.

Since 2016, the Army has experienced an average of 19 GMV mishaps per year. This mishap is the ninth GMV mishap of FY20 and below the number of similar mishaps during the same time period last year.

 

 

PLR 20-048 - Physical Training-Related Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

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A 31-year-old Private assigned to Fort Benning, Georgia, died in an on-duty physical training-related mishap 20 May 2020 on the installation at 0715 local. The Soldier was near the end of a 4-mile run when he stopped running. When questioned by a Drill Sergeant, he stated he “didn’t feel good” and was lethargic. The Drill Sergeant put the Soldier in the trail vehicle, which took him to the company area about 1/4 mile away. The cadre applied ice sheets and called E911. While in the ambulance, the Soldier went into cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the local hospital.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of one Soldier a year to on-duty physical training-related mishaps. This was the second on-duty physical training-related mishap of FY20.

 

 

PLR 20-021 - Training Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

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A 29-year-old Sergeant assigned to Evansville, Indiana, died in a training-related mishap 7 December 2019 in North Vernon, Indiana, at 1815 local. The Soldier was found unresponsive in a shower trailer. The on-site medic and another Soldier performed hands-only CPR as emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene. The Soldier was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The coroner's preliminary report determined the cause of death to be asphyxia due to carbon monoxide inhalation. This was the first training-related fatality in FY20.

 

 

PLR 20-009 - Fall Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

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A 24-year-old Sergeant assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died in a fall mishap 31 October 2019 on the installation. The Soldier was running on the fourth floor of the barracks when he fell over the balcony head first. He was reportedly under the influence of alcohol. Once emergency services personnel arrived, they immediately began patient care. The Soldier died en route to the hospital.

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