ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – A U.S. Military Alaska soldier who died in an on-responsibility incident at Joint Foundation Elmendorf-Richardson very last month was killed by a cellular kitchen area that fell whilst it was getting decreased, in accordance to a report from the Military.
Spc. Karolina Ferrer-Padilla, 20, was an Army petroleum offer expert with the 6th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Workforce (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division at JBER. In accordance to a preliminary reduction report produced by the Military Battle Readiness Centre, Ferrer-Padilla died on Jan. 24 for the duration of an “an industrial/ occupational mishap” at the foundation.
A containerized, or cell, kitchen was in the approach of getting lowered through a tire modify, the report states. Ferrer-Padilla was taking away just one of the jack stands when, in accordance to the report, the cell kitchen area tipped over about 90 levels and landed on her.
“Due to lowered traction from an icy floor, the Soldier was not able to get obvious of the devices and was killed quickly,” the report reads.
At first from Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico, Ferrer-Padilla joined the Military in September 2019 and began functioning in Alaska in August 2020. She was remembered as a committed soldier and a loving wife, Lt. Col. Justin Pritchard, 6th BEB commander, claimed at the time of her demise.
According to the preliminary reduction report, an typical of just one Army soldier for each 12 months has died in industrial/occupational mishaps. Ferrer-Padilla’s demise was the initial fatality of that kind in fiscal yr 2022, the report reported.
According to the Military, preliminary loss stories are “intended to be used as an engagement instrument for leaders to talk about the hazards and tendencies impacting Soldier safety and readiness.”
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