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Army: Safety measures not followed in parachute death

FORT LEE, VA (WWBT) - The Army says several safety lapses led to the death of a Fort Lee soldier during a parachute training jump last year.

A 214-page report says the jump was made during high winds; the power lines should have been shut off; and equipment wasn't available to communicate with jumpers.

Private Anthony Milo parachuted into power lines.  An autopsy concluded the 24-year-old was electrocuted.

The report also says some jumpers did not attend a required safety briefing.

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