Accident at Fort Bragg kills contractor, injures another

Two Echota Technologies contractors were involved in a fatal training accident at Fort Bragg last month.  Echota Technologies is a defense contractor based in Tennessee.

The accident occurred on a weapons range during short-range live-fire training.

The two employees were working as range maintenance technicians at the time of the accident.  As range maintenance technicians they set up and control targets on weapons ranges, as well as record damage to range equipment and facilities.

57-year old Edward L. Jenkins died after the shooting accident at Womack Army Medical Center.  Another contractor, 27-year old Daniel R. Aliff, was also injured and was treated at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Our utmost sympathies go out to Jenkins’ family and friends.