G1 - Civilian Employee Casualty Assistance Guide

This guide provides everyone in the OSC with minimum requirements for notifying, investigating, reporting, and submission of reports for Army Class A and B accidents or incidents occurring away from the responsible unit's home station.

Class A Accidents
  • Damage cost: $1,000,000 or greater
  • Injury/Illness: Fatality or permanent disability. DOD aircraft, missile, or spacecraft is destroyed, lost, or abandoned
Class B Accidents
  • Damage cost: $200,000 to less than $1,000,000
  • Injury/Illness: Permanent partial disability. Three or more persons hospitalized

A general time line is provided. Use the time line and the Checklist for Reporting Army Class A and B Accidents, to ensure required procedures are followed in a timely manner.

This guide is provided so that your organization will be aware of and have access to the regulations and files that need to be maintained. Every office should periodically review the list of governing regulations, reports, correspondence, and articles to be maintained on file, in case a casualty occurs.

Each installation should identify and train several individuals to carry out the responsibilities of the Casualty Assistance Officer (CAO). The responsibilities of the CAO are outlined below.

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