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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 19-049 - PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-4
A 32-year-old Specialist assigned to 3rd Infantry Division died in a PMV-4 mishap 29 April 2019 on Georgia Service Route 144 at 0615 local. The Soldier was inside his vehicle on the road shoulder, awaiting assistance for a flat tire, when he was struck from behind by an approaching motorist. He was wearing a seat belt but died from his injuries at the hospital.

ENGAGEMENT TIPS:

  • If you get a flat tire while operating your vehicle or experience some other vehicle malfunction, when possible, continue to operate the vehicle at a safe speed until you are able to safely pull off the road and away from traffic hazards.

  • If you are unable to completely pull off the road, exit the vehicle and move away from traffic hazards.

PLR 19-048 - PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-2
A 31-year-old Warrant Officer assigned to U.S. Army Forces Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, died in a PMV-2 mishap 23 April 2019 in Arlington, Virginia, at 0159 local. The Soldier was operating his sport-model motorcycle at a high rate of speed on Interstate 395 North when he left the roadway, struck a concrete Jersey barrier, crossed the opposing lanes and crashed. He was thrown from the motorcycle, which caught fire during the crash sequence. The Soldier was deemed an experienced rider, having completed the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Experienced RiderCourse in August 2016, and was wearing personal protective equipment, but died at the scene.

ENGAGEMENT TIPS:

  • In 2016, 33 percent of all motorcycle riders involved in fatal crashes were speeding, compared to 19 percent for passenger car drivers.

  • Motorcycle riders killed in traffic crashes at night were three times more frequently alcohol impaired than those killed during the day in 2016.

PLR 19-047 - Boating Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Sports & Recreation
A 34-year-old Sergeant First Class assigned to Special Forces Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, died in a boating mishap 14 April 2019 on Joe’s Bayou at 1330 local. The Soldier was operating his 20-foot center-console boat when he and his passenger were thrown overboard in rough waters after reportedly experiencing a steering problem. Personal flotation devices were available, but their use has not been confirmed. Alcohol was not associated with the mishap.

PLR 19-046 - PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-2
A 19-year-old Specialist assigned to 3rd Infantry Division died in a PMV-2 mishap 3 April 2019 on Fort Stewart, Georgia, at 1758 local. The Soldier was leaving a parking area when he lost control of his sport-model motorcycle and struck a Jersey barrier. During the mishap sequence, the Soldier’s helmet reportedly came off, resulting in a fatal head injury.

ENGAGEMENT TIPS:

Sport bikes can accelerate rapidly due to their high torque and responsiveness. Riders must have constant awareness and control when applying power from a standing start. All personal protective equipment should be worn and secured properly prior to movement.

PLR 19-045 - PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-2
A 23-year-old Specialist assigned to U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command died in a PMV-2 mishap 31 March 2019 in Oahu, Hawaii, at 1250 local. The Soldier was riding on a highway with three other Soldiers when he and another rider lost control in a series of S-curves and crashed. His motorcycle then struck a guardrail.

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