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10 injured during artillery training at Fort Bragg

WRAL.com March 15, 2011

Fort Bragg, N.C. — Eight Marines and two Navy sailors received shrapnel wounds and deep cuts in an explosion at Fort Bragg Monday night while conducting an artillery live-fire exercise, according to Staff Sgt. Jayson Price.

Fort Bragg has not released the names of the Marines, who are with Camp Lejeune, nor the names of the sailors. Their conditions were also not available.

Two were taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, while the remaining eight were being treated at Womack Army Medical Center, Womack spokeswoman Shannon Lynch said.

The units were firing 155mm ammunition, which can be associated with loud explosions and reverberations upon detonation. Fort Bragg is the closest military training area that can accept the 155mm weapons systems.

In June, a contractor was killed, and a second contractor and a soldier were wounded during a training exercise at Fort Bragg.  Please read the entire story here

March 15, 2011 - Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Safety and Security Issues | , , ,

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