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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 20-036 – Off-Duty POW Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Privately Owned Weapons
A PV2 assigned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, died in a privately owned weapons (POW) mishap 22 March 2020 in Clarksville, Tennessee, at 1711 local. A Private First Class was showing his newly purchased shotgun to two other Soldiers when one of them pushed the weapon away. A round was accidently discharged, striking the PV2 in the head. Emergency medical services personnel transported the injured Soldier to a local medical center, where he was pronounced dead. Alcohol use is not a suspected causal factor. The mishap is under investigation.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of three Soldiers a year to POW mishaps. This tragedy was the third fatal off-duty POW mishap of FY20. Proper POW safety and handling is non-negotiable. Whether you’re at the range, hunting, cleaning, transporting or showing your gun to friends, every weapon must be treated as if it is loaded.

 

 

PLR 20-035 – PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-2
A Captain assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, died in a PMV-2 mishap 10 March 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at 1730 local. The Soldier was stopped at an intersection, then proceeded through, and was struck by another vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. It was reported the Soldier was wearing personal protective equipment. Completion of the required Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse has not been verified. This mishap is under investigation.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of 27 Soldiers a year to PMV-2 mishaps. This was the seventh fatal off-duty PMV-2 mishap of FY20 and the same number of PMV-2 fatalities from this time last year. PMV-2 safety deserves increased emphasis and focus as we approach the favorable spring and summer riding weather. PMV-2 mishaps continue to be the second biggest killer of our Soldiers.

 

 

PLR 20-034 - AMV Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Army Vehicle
A 21-year-old Private First Class assigned to Fort Irwin, California, died in an Army motor vehicle mishap 9 March 2020 at the National Training Center
during daylight hours. The Soldier was driving an M1113 HMMWV when he struck a winch cable that a Rotational Training Unit had stretched across the roadway to extricate an M978A4 fuel tanker with a Palletized Load System trailer carrying a modular fuel system. He was fatally injured and the truck commander was medically evacuated with non-life-threatening injuries. The USACRC is leading a safety investigation into the mishap.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of 12 Soldiers a year to AMV mishaps. This was the second fatal AMV mishap of FY20 and below the number of fatalities for the same time period last year. Remember, risk management is most effective when it's dynamic and adapts to changes in mission and environment.

 

 

PLR 20-033 - PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-4
A 29-year-old Private assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, died in a PMV-4 mishap 22 February 2020 at 0300 local. The Soldier had attended a party where he was allegedly drinking. Afterward, he lost control of his vehicle, driving off the road and onto a grass knoll. The Soldier’s vehicle flipped three times, during which he was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of 34 Soldiers a year to PMV-4 mishaps. This was the 13th fatal off-duty PMV-4 mishap of FY20, which equals the number of mishaps for the same time period last year. PMV-4 mishaps continue to be the leading cause of fatalities in the Army. Poor decision-making and indiscipline only exacerbate the problem.

 

 

PLR 20-032 - PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-2
A Private First Class assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died in a PMV-2 mishap 23 February 2020 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, at 0835 local. The Soldier was operating his motorcycle when he collided head-on with a civilian SUV. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Soldier’s civilian passenger on the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital, where she later died. The driver of the civilian SUV was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The Soldier and his passenger were both wearing personal protective equipment. The Soldier had also completed the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic RiderCourse. The mishap is under investigation.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of 27 Soldiers a year to PMV-2 mishaps. This was the sixth fatal off-duty PMV-2 mishap of FY20 and on par with previous years’ statistics. PMV-2s are the secondleading cause of mishap fatalities in the Army.

 

 

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