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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 20-011 - ACV Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Army Vehicle
A 20-year-old Private First Class assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, died in an Army combat vehicle mishap 6 November 2019 at Camp Humphreys, Korea, at 1432 local. The Soldier was driving an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle when it rolled over during a road test. He was airlifted to a local hospital, where he later died. Four other Soldiers suffered non-fatal injuries. The USACRC is leading a safety investigation into the mishap.

 

 

PLR 20-003 - ACV Mishap Claims Three Soldiers' Lives

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Army Vehicle
A 21-year-old Private First Class, 22-year-old Corporal and 42-year-old Sergeant First Class assigned to Fort Stewart, Georgia, died in an Army combat vehicle mishap 20 October 2019 on the installation at 0258 local. The Soldiers were traveling in an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle when it rolled over into a water crossing. The vehicle inverted, fell approximately 15 feet and submerged to its tracks. Three other Soldiers suffered non-fatal injuries. The USACRC is leading a safety investigation into the mishap.

 

 

 

PLR 19-067 - ACV Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Army Vehicle
A 22-year-old Private First Class assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, died in an Army combat vehicle mishap 5 September 2019 on the installation at 1640 local. The Soldier was performing repairs on an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle when the main engine access panel fell and struck him on the head, resulting in a fatal injury.

 

 

PLR 19-056 - ACV Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Army Vehicle
A Soldier assigned to the Nevada Army National Guard died in an Army combat vehicle mishap 4 June 2019 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, at 2330 local. The Soldier was serving as the tank commander in an M1A1 Abrams during a night movement when the vehicle overturned into a wadi.

PLR 19-050 - ACV Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Army Vehicle
A Staff Sergeant assigned to U.S. Army Special Operations Command died in an Army combat vehicle mishap 15 May 2019 at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana, at 0300 local. The Soldier was riding as a passenger in the rear of an M1165 up-armored HMMWV when it overturned on a gravel downgrade during rotational training on the reservation.

ENGAGEMENT TIPS:

While the investigation into this mishap is ongoing, the following tips are based on historical information for like events that could prevent future vehicle mishaps and mitigate injuries:

  • Convoy commanders, ensure your convoy briefings include safe following distances and speeds appropriate for the conditions. Leaders and vehicle commanders, remain vigilant in enforcing them.

  • Vehicle commanders, ensure all vehicle occupants are utilizing seat belts/restraint systems before moving the vehicle. Seat belts save lives!

  • Are the Evil Eight creeping into your unit’s operations? The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center has released a new exportable loss prevention awareness briefing to arm Soldiers and leaders with the knowledge necessary to mitigate on- and off-duty mishaps. Click here to check it out: Evil Eight

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