Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Navy report says gross negligence led to death of Essex sailor

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — A breakdown of safety procedures, protocol violations and gross negligence led to the death of a sailor aboard the USS Essex in November, according to a Navy report released last week.

Petty Officer 1st Class Regan Young, a 37-year-old personnel specialist, was killed Nov. 23, while the ship was off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, after he was struck by a mounted missile launcher. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the body, Navy officials said at the time.

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