06/23/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley
Fort Bragg, NC—A small-arms training accident killed a civilian Army contract employee and injured two others on Tuesday, June 22, 2010. The fatal accident occurred on a weapons range during a life-fire training exercise, as reported by CNN and the Examiner.
A contract worker with Echota Technologies Inc. was killed by a gunshot wound. He was rushed by responding emergency crews to Womack Army Medical Center where the medical staff pronounced him dead. The contract worker reportedly managed operations at training ranges on the base.
Another civilian contract worker was also airlifted to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill for treatment of his injuries. A solider that attends the U.S. Army’s John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School was injured as well. He was grazed by a bullet and was rushed to Womack Army Medical Center for treatment. His condition has not been disclosed.
The identities of the victims are currently being withheld. The incident is currently under investigation, according to the Army.
The fatal and injurious accident reportedly occurred on Range 77.
Fort Bragg has about 107,000 acres that is home to training rangers where solider fire weapons, shoot artillery, conduct parachute jumps, among other exercises, stated Army spokesperson Ben Abel.
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