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FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 2, 2020) — An incident involving a crane occurred on Fort Leonard Wood today at about 2 p.m. Fort Leonard Wood emergency services personnel arrived on the scene within minutes after the incident occurred.

A Department of Army civilian on site was transported by ambulance to the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and was pronounced dead by medical personnel at 3:28 p.m.

A second DA civilian on site was also transported to GLWACH and was evaluated and released with minor injuries.

The identification of the deceased is being withheld until next-of-kin notification is made.

The Fort Leonard Wood Directorate of Emergency Services and the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the incident.


About Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 75 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains more than 80,000 military and civilians each year.

Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.

Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps Detachment and Air Force Squadron on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.

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