What to do if you encounter UXO

If you see something that looks like Unexploded Explosive Ordnance (UXO), there are safety procedures that you can follow to stay safe:

1. Don't touch it!
If disturbed, UXO can explode, causing death or injury. Do not touch it, move it, throw things at it or strike it with other objects.

2. Note the location and leave the area.
Remember where you saw the object. Go back the way that you came. If you see UXO from your vehicle, stay inside and back out. Prevent others from entering the area.

3. Call 911 or local police.
As soon as possible, call 911 or contact the local police. If you are working on the site, tell your manager what you found, where you found it and what you did.

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