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Trainee prison officer finishes live-fire exercise despite accidentally shooting their own leg

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Trainee prison officer accidentally shoots themself in the leg during live-fire exercise – but doesn’t tell anyone until the training session is over

  • A trainee prison officer suffered injury during live-fire training near Brisbane
  • The incident occurred Monday when the trainee shot themselves in the calf
  •  The trainee completed their exercises before telling instructors of the injury
  • He was immediately taken to hospital for treatment 










 A Queensland Corrective Services recruit who accidentally shot themself in the calf completed their training exercise before telling instructors about the injury.

QCS says the recruit was one of four receiving live fire training near Brisbane from three instructors when the accidental discharge occurred on Monday.

The service is investigating but it is believed the firearm discharged when the recruit took it from the holster, at the QCS firing range in Wacol.

A Queensland Corrective Services trainee shot themself in the calf during live-fire training but finished training exercises before informing instructor (stock image)

A Queensland Corrective Services trainee shot themself in the calf during live-fire training but finished training exercises before informing instructor (stock image)

Instructors immediately called an ambulance and the recruit was taken to hospital for treatment.

The incident has been reported to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, while officers from the QCS’ major incident review group and professional standards team visited the range for a review.

QCS said the injured officer has been offered support by senior officers, while present officers were reminded of support available under the employee support service.

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