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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 20-057 – Military Parachuting Mishap Claims Marine's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Parachute
A 28-year-old Sergeant assigned to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, died in a military parachuting mishap 16 June 2020 on Fort Benning, Georgia, at 1530 local. The Marine was conducting his third airborne jump, a mass exit with parachute and combat equipment, in U.S. Army Airborne School, when he experienced a partial parachute malfunction, resulting in a hard landing. The Marine was transported via air medevac to the local medical center and pronounced dead upon arrival. The USACRC is leading a safety investigation into the mishap.

Since FY16, the Army has had an average of one military parachuting mishap per year. This was the second military parachuting mishap of FY20 and the same number of similar mishaps during the same time period last year.

 

 


PLR 20-056 – Off-Duty Water-Related Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Sports & Recreation

A Private First Class assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, died in an off-duty water-related mishap 12 June 2020 in Pueblo, Colorado, at 1330 local. The Soldier submerged underwater while swimming with other Solders at a local state park reservoir. Local law enforcement agencies responded to the scene with sonar and an underwater drone. The Soldier’s body was recovered several hours later and he was pronounced dead by the coroner. It is suspected that an abrupt drop-off into deeper water may have contributed to the drowning. Criminal Investigation Division and unit personnel were notified of the incident, and mishap is under investigation.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of eight Soldiers a year to off-duty water-related mishaps. This tragedy was the fourth fatal off-duty water-related mishap of FY20 and below the number of off-duty water-related fatalities from this time last year. As the Army emerges from COVID-19, Soldiers must remember that risk management is critical on and off duty.

 

 

PLR 20-055 – Off-Duty Water-Related Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Sports & Recreation
A Specialist assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, died in an off-duty water-related mishap 12 June 2020 in Pueblo, Colorado, at 1200 local. A group of Soldiers were swimming in a local state park reservoir when one of them reportedly submerged underwater and did not resurface. His friends immediately notified emergency management services, park responders and their chain of command. The park service employed divers and sonar to locate the Soldier’s body. He was positively identified by the battalion commander. Alcohol use is unknown at this time.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of eight Soldiers a year to off-duty water-related mishaps. This tragedy was the third fatal off-duty water-related mishap of FY20 and below the number of off-duty water-related fatalities from this time last year. As the Army emerges from COVID-19, Soldiers must remember that risk management is critical on and off duty.

 

 

PLR 20-054 – PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-2
A Sergeant assigned to George S. Patton Army Reserve Center died in an off-duty PMV-2 mishap 12 June 2020 in Bell, California, at 1120 local. The Soldier was operating another Soldier’s motorcycle and crashed into a beam. First responders pronounced him dead at the scene. The Soldier’s use of personal protective equipment and completion of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic RiderCourse have not been verified. The mishap is under investigation.

Since 2016, the Army has lost an average of 28 Soldiers a year to off-duty PMV-2 mishaps. This mishap is the 13th off-duty PMV-2 fatality of FY20 and below the number of fatalities for the same time period last year.

 

 

PLR 20-053 – PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-4
A Private First Class assigned to White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, died in a PMV-4 mishap 4 June 2020 on the installation at 0400 local. The Soldier was riding as a passenger in another Soldier’s private motor vehicle when they struck a staggered barrier positioned in front of the installation entry gate, causing the vehicle to flip. The gate guard reported that the driver did not slow down or apply the brake before the mishap. The Soldier who was riding as a passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver was taken to the local hospital with non-fatal injuries. It is unknown at this time if seat belts were used or if alcohol was a factor. The mishap is under investigation.

Since 2016, the Army has lost an average of 34 Soldiers a year to off-duty PMV-4 mishaps. This mishap is the 22nd off-duty PMV-4 fatality of FY20 and less than the number of similar fatalities during the same time period last year.

 

 

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