Irving, TX (November 19, 2005)- Miguel Tablai, a DynCorp International security teammember from South Africa, died yesterday from injuries he receivedSeptember 14 in Baghdad when the convoy he was protecting wasstruck by an improvised explosive device. Two other DI securityemployees died in the blast, and another was seriouslyinjured.
The team was traveling in a convoy from the International Zone tothe Iraq Ministry of Justice when an explosion hit their vehicle onthe driver’s side. The vehicle immediately caught fire, and teammembers from another vehicle rescued the injured members, includingTablai, 50, of Wetton, . He sustained burns to 90 percent of hisbody.
In the same incident, protective security detail member IgnatiusDu Preez, 36, of Randfontein, , was pronounced dead on arrival atthe 86th Combat Support Hospital . Johannes Potgieter, 53, of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, died instantly from his injuries. AnAmerican and an Iraqi sustained serious injuries.
The three deceased men were attached to DynCorp International’scivilian police training program, which provides training to Iraqipolice under contract to the United States Department ofState.
DynCorp International is a professional services andproject-management company serving governments, corporations, andinternational organizations worldwide. Headquartered in Irving,Texas , it has more than 14,000 employees in some 35 countries. Ithad revenues of nearly $2 billion in the fiscal year ending March31, 2005.