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I believe that had it not been for this incident, our unit would have experienced a catastrophic mishap in the near future. Luck is not a control for risk management.

The End State

This goes to show that the mission is not over simply because the aircraft have landed. The task force had set out on one mission and created a new one. The end state was never met.

  • 13 May 2022
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Rushing to Injury

One Thursday, I was told to complete an annual service on an M939A1 fifth-wheel semi-truck. Every bay in the motor pool was being used for repairs, which meant I would have to conduct this service in the parking lot.

  • 9 May 2022
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Stop the Shock

Overhead power lines are so common that we practically don’t see them when we look down a road or walk around a building. But contacting power lines is one of the most common causes of Army electrical accidents in both tactical operations and on base.

  • 5 May 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 126
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For the Birds

Striking a 150-pound deer with your vehicle can cause substantial damage, maybe even resulting in a total loss. Now imagine what a 5-pound bird impacting an aircraft traveling at 120 knots or greater can do.

  • 24 April 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 197
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Unexplored Hazards

Many chemicals that at one point were used frequently with little concern were later found to be toxic. Some even resulted in long-term effects on those who were exposed to them. But how do we identify chemicals that still haven’t been studied enough to prove to be the cause of disease, much less implement controls for them?

  • 17 April 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 273
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