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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 20-080 - Government Motor Vehicle Mishap Claims Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Other

A Sergeant assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas, died in a government motor vehicle (GMV) mishap 28 August 2020 on the installation at 1934 local. The Soldier was the truck commander in an M1120 HEMTT Load Handling System (LHS) that rear-ended another LHS (Vehicle 2)) during convoy operations. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Soldier's seat belt and personal protective equipment use is unknown at this time. It is suspected that Vehicle 2 had stopped due to a maintenance issue. Dusty conditions were reported at the time of the mishap, resulting in limited visibility and a hazardous driving environment. The USACRC is leading a safety investigation into the mishap.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of 12 Soldiers in GMV mishaps per year. This was the 11th GMV mishap of FY20 and below the number of similar mishaps during the same time period last year. Ensure your convoy brief addresses control measures to mitigate hazards identified in your risk assessment, such as vehicle restraint use, speed limits and safe following distances. The Joint Risk Assessment Tool (JRAT) provides numerous potential subtasks, hazards and control measures associated with vehicle operations. Check it out at https://jrat.safety.army.mil.

 

 

PLR 20-070 – Training-Related Event Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Other
A 36-year-old Active Guard and Reserve Sergeant assigned to the Texas Army National Guard, died during a training event conducted on 13 August 2020 at Fort Hood, Texas, at 1645 local. The Soldier was attending the 136th Regional Training Institute 11B Advanced Leader Course and participating in a Land Navigation Course Evaluation. The course began at 0530 and scheduled to end at 1030. The Soldier failed to return to the start point and a search was initiated. The search began with cadre, then with range control. At 1300, local law enforcement was notified and the Soldier was found approximately four hours later. The Soldier was transported to the nearest medical facility and pronounced dead. The cause of the Soldier’s death is unknown at this time. Weather conditions at Fort Hood at the time of the mishap were extremely hot with a high of 100 degrees and 33% humidity. This mishap is under investigation.

This is the first fatality that has occurred on a land navigation course since FY18. Ensure your risk assessment for a Land Navigation Course Evaluation addresses the hazards of exposure to hot weather and Soldiers getting lost on the course. The Joint Risk Assessment Tool (JRAT) provides potential control measures to address these hazards along with many others. This can be found at https://jrat.safety.army.mil

 

 

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

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Other
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

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Other
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

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Other

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.

 

 

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