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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 18-016 - Fall Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Other
A Sergeant First Class assigned to the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Carson, Colorado, died in a fall mishap 1 December 2017 at 0850 local in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Soldier was discovered dead at his off-post residence. Initial findings indicate the Soldier died from a suspected head injury after falling in his bathroom.

ANALYZE IT: https://safety.army.mil/ShrinkLink/163

TRAIN IT: https://safety.army.mil/OFF-DUTY/HomeandFamily.aspx

PLR 18-014 - Training Exercise Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Other
A Private First Class died in a training exercise mishap 25 November 2017 at 1600 local at a deployed location. The Soldier was fatally injured by a round fired from another Soldier’s M9 pistol during room-clearing training. The Soldier was deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

ANALYZE IT: https://safety.army.mil/ShrinkLink/163

TRAIN IT: https://safety.army.mil/ShrinkLink/174

PLR 18-011 - Fall Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Other
A Sergeant Major assigned to 128th Aviation Brigade, Fort Eustis, Virginia, died in a fall mishap 4 November 2017 at 1330 local in Beaverdam, Virginia. Preliminary reporting indicates the Soldier suffered fatal injuries when he fell while trimming a tree at his residence.

ENGAGEMENT TIPS:

Unless you can work with both feet on the ground and the job is a simple pruning of small branches, consider hiring a professional tree service.

  • Working at height requires proper training and protection due to a number of risky variables such as electrical wires, wildlife, nearby fences, buildings or homes.

  • It takes knowledge, skill and expertise to correctly estimate where a larger limb will fall when cut from the tree.

  • Professionals use the right kind of equipment and proper safety precautions to prevent catastrophic results from miscalculations.

  • If you are trimming your own trees:

  • Assume all power lines are energized.

  • Do not work on any trees within 10 feet of a power line; leave that to the pros.

  • Wear personal safety equipment.

  • Do not work in dangerous weather conditions.

  • Use caution on ladders and lifts.

  • Do not climb with tools.

ANALYZE IT: https://safety.army.mil/ShrinkLink/163

TRAIN IT: https://safety.army.mil/ShrinkLink/173

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