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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 20-032 - 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.

 

 

PLR 20-031 - PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-2

A 29-year-old Corporal assigned to Fort Stewart, Georgia, died in a PMV-2 mishap 14 February 2020 on the installation at 0835 local. The Soldier's wife reported he left their on-post residence on his motorcycle the night prior to pick up dinner. When he failed to return, she notified the Soldier’s friends and chain of command that he was missing. An initial search of the heavily wooded route the Soldier was believed to have taken yielded no results. The mishap site and Soldier were discovered during a search the following morning. 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 fifth fatal PMV-2 mishap of FY20 and on par with previous years' statistics. PMV-2 mishaps are the second biggest killer of our Soldiers.

 

 

PLR 20-030 - PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-4
A 20-year-old Private First Class assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, died in a PMV-4 mishap 14 February 2020 in Redding, California, at 0117 local. The Soldier was driving his PMV when he was struck from behind by a civilian driver. As the Soldier's vehicle came to a halt, it was struck again by a semi-truck. The civilian driver who initially struck the Soldier’s vehicle was reported to be intoxicated. The Soldier 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 12th fatal off-duty PMV-4 mishap of FY20 and just one fatality below last year's pace. Every driver shares the road, so it’s critical to maintain vigilance and practice defensive driving, especially when operating a vehicle after midnight.

 

 

PLR 20-029 - PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-4
A 23-year-old Specialist assigned to Fort Wainwright, Alaska, died in a PMV-4 mishap 7 February 2020 on Parks Highway, Alaska, at 1540 local. The Soldier was operating his PMV, with two other Soldiers as passengers, when he collided head on with a civilian F-350. All three Soldiers were pinned inside the vehicle. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The two passengers were transported to the local hospital for unspecified non-fatal injuries. One of the injured Soldiers has been treated and released, while the other remains in serious condition. The mishap is under investigation.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of 34 Soldiers a year to PMV-4 mishaps. This was the 11th fatal off-duty PMV-4 mishap of FY20 and barely below the 13 PMV-4 fatalities for the same time period in FY19. PMV-4 mishaps continue to be the biggest killer of our Soldiers.

 

 

PLR 20-028 - Scuba Diving Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Sports & Recreation
A Staff Sergeant assigned to Okinawa, Japan, died in a scuba diving mishap 2 February 2020 at 0959 local. The Soldier was reportedly handing the ship’s captain his oxygen tanks when he began yelling and submerged below the water. The Japanese coast guard was notified to conduct the recovery and located the Soldier’s body the following day.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of 15 Soldiers a year to off-duty Personal Injury Other (PIO) mishaps. This was the first fatal PIO water-related mishap in FY20 compared to two PIO water-related fatalities this time last year. If history teaches any lessons, expect the number of PIO water mishaps to rise with the spring and summer temperatures. Now is the time for leaders to emphasize safety during off-duty water activities.

 

 

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