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At Least 49 Civilian Contractor Deaths Filed on in First Quarter 2012

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 13, 2012


According to the Department of Labor’s Defense Base Act Claim Summary Reports there were at least 49 Civilian Contractor Deaths filed on in the first quarter of 2012.

Keep in mind that these numbers are not an accurate accounting of Contractor Casualties as many injuries and deaths are not reported as Defense Base Act Claims.  Also, many of these injuries will become deaths due to the Defense Base Act Insurance Companies denial of medical benefits.

Many foreign national and local national contractors and their families are never told that they are covered under the Defense Base Act and so not included in the count.

At least 2, 580 Defense Base Act Claims were filed during this quarter

At least  49 were death claims  

(3  reported for Iraq compare to 1 coalition death,  36 for Afghanistan compared to 97 coalition, Kuwait 2, UAE 1, Columbia 1, Nation Pending 2)

At least 1008 were for injuries requiring longer than 4 days off work

At least 196 were for injuries requiring less than 4 day off work

At least 1433 were for injuries requiring no time off of work

A total of 84, 820 Defense Base Act Claims have been filed since September 1, 2001

Contact for questions regarding these numbers

8 Responses to “At Least 49 Civilian Contractor Deaths Filed on in First Quarter 2012”

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  4. amanda cabandon said

    Hi can someone tell me if Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan is safe? My hubby is going over there as a civilian contractor to work on airplanes. Can someone tell me what this Defense Base Act is? Thanks so much!

    • defensebaseactcomp said

      Nowhere in Afghanistan is safe.
      If your husband is injured or killed you will enter the most corrupt government run program that exists. The insurance company will have control of your life and your finances and there is no limit to their abuse.
      It’s like living in a dictatorship in a third world country.
      Take it from those of us who are living this hell,
      Just don’t go, tell him not to go

      • Kevin Nydam said

        I agree no place is safe, a lot are safer than others. A lot of people think your in more danger when you go over seas, have you seen the murder rates in the U.S. already in 2012, mind blowing. Afghan families might be worried when family members come here! I was a policies officer for 10 years and was in Afghanistan for 2 years training police in Helmand province and it was no joke. Your husband will be on a large secure base where security is substancial. Of course anything can happen, I’ve seen conv. store clerks get killed for $50 and traffic fatalities where speeds were under 20mph. Make that money and don’t look back

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  6. rose said

    what about iraq, is iraq safe? my husband has been offered a contractor job there to train iraqi troops. he’d be living at a base, camp something (don’t remember the name).

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