WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army said Wednesday in its third annual sustainability report there was a 17.2-percent reduction in accidental military fatalities in fiscal 2009.
The report, which "documents successes and improvements in the Army sustainability areas of human capital, training and operations, materiel and acquisitions, services and infrastructure" in fiscal 2009, also indicated a 12.6-percent decrease in civilian lost time and fatal claims.
"The Army Sustainability Report highlights our actions and accomplishments," Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, said in a release.
"To accelerate our progress, the Army's senior leadership initiated a comprehensive sustainability campaign plan to institutionalize sustainability throughout the Army's core enterprises: human capital; training and operations; materiel and acquisitions; and services and infrastructure."
The report also said the Army built 127 new child development centers and 23 new youth centers in 2009, and reduced hazardous waste disposal by 28.4 percent over fiscal 2008.