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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 19-034 - Skiing Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Sports & Recreation
A U.S. Military Academy Cadet died 27 February 2019 from injuries suffered in a skiing mishap several days earlier on the Victor Constant Ski Slope in West Point, New York. The Cadet was wearing a ski helmet when he was discovered unresponsive at the base of a tower. He was posthumously promoted to Second Lieutenant.

 

 

PLR 19-033 - PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-4
A Specialist assigned to 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, died in a PMV-4 mishap 14 February 2019 in Ozona, Texas, at 2224 local. The Soldier was a passenger in a vehicle driven by another Soldier when it struck the rear of a semitractor-trailer on an interstate highway.

PLR 19-032 - Pedestrian Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Pedestrian
A 19-year-old Private assigned to 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, died in a pedestrian mishap 14 February 2019 near Edinburg, Texas, at 2300 local. The Soldier was standing next to her disabled vehicle along an interstate highway when she was struck by a passing motorist.

ENGAGEMENT TIPS:

If you are involved in a vehicle accident or other roadside emergency:

  • Pull over and out of traffic if possible. Even if all of the emergency lights are activated, some highway drivers do not pay close attention and could rear-end the disabled vehicle, causing further damage or injury.

  • If you must exit the vehicle, do so safely and well away from oncoming traffic and your vehicle.

  • If possible, you and any passengers should exit through the side of the vehicle facing away from the road.

  • Not only do you need to stay out of the roadway, you need to put as much distance as possible between you and the disabled vehicle until traffic has been diverted around it.

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.

PLR 19-030 - Pedestrian Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Pedestrian
A Major in the U.S. Army Reserve Command died in a pedestrian mishap 7 February 2019 in Sandy, Utah, at 1240 local. The Soldier was traversing a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle traveling more than 60 mph.

ENGAGEMENT TIPS:

  • Keep alert at all times; don’t be distracted by electronic devices that take your eyes (and ears) off the road.

  • Never assume a driver sees you just because you are using a crosswalk. Look for cars in all directions, including those turning left or right, and make eye contact with drivers as they approach to make sure you are seen.

  • Be visible at all times. Wear bright clothing during the day, and wear reflective materials or use a flashlight at night.

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