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Lack of Communication
Good radio communications were a key element of this operation; personnel were required to be under cover when disposal detonations were executed.
Overriding Safety
Recently, I had the opportunity to investigate a rollover accident on an Army installation involving an explosives-laden vehicle. What I discovered opened my eyes as to how often production overrides safety.
  • 24 September 2017
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Mine All Mine
When I opened the box, I was amazed by what was inside — about 10 PMA-3 anti-personnel mines and five PROM-1 bounding-type APMs.
  • 9 April 2017
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A Deadly Day on the Range
According to the saying, there are no new accidents, just new victims. This is evidenced by the fact that we continue to lose Soldiers to the same types of preventable accidents year after year despite the Army’s best efforts to keep them safe.
  • 1 August 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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Unintended discharge incidents see recent decline
Losing one Soldier to an unintended discharge from a service or privately owned weapon is one too many, but such accidents have been on the decline across the Army in recent months.
  • 24 August 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10265
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Anything Can Happen
It was a good training day. We were conducting a command-sponsored train-the-trainer event for M-249/M-240B machine gun qualification tables to show subordinate unit leaders what right looks like. So far, we had executed well and “right” looked pretty good.
  • 1 August 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10311
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