Lab Results Show Injured Fort Bliss Soldiers Drank Antifreeze During Field Training Exercise – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
FORT HAPPINESS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Lab outcomes reveal the 11 soldiers hurt after consuming a then “unknown substance,” throughout a field training workout at the Army base in Fort Happiness on Jan. 28, experienced ethylene glycol glycol (frequently referred to as antifreeze) poisoning.
Even in percentages, the chemical can trigger instant kidney failure. Other signs consist of queasiness, agitation, and confusion.
2 of the 11 appointed to the 11th Air Defense Weapons Brigade, 32nd Army Air and Rocket Defense Command were seriously hurt. All of the soldiers were confessed to the William Beaumont Army Medical Center, where they were right away dealt with with the remedy.
The scenarios in which the soldiers consumed antifreeze are under examination by the U.S. Army Crook Examination Command, according to Lt. Col. Allie Payne, Representative, 1st Armored Department and Fort Happiness Public Affairs.
Maj. Gen. Sean C. Bernabe, senior objective leader at the base, released an instant administrative examination into the event.
“Fort Bliss remains committed to caring for our people, their families and community. We will continue to provide additional details as they become available,” authorities stated.
Found in El Paso, Fort Happiness is house to the first Armored Department.
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