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DDAS, 2001, Kosovo, excavation, PMA-3, AP


The Victim was working on a slope and the initial blast caused him to fall backwards and roll a little way down the hill. The team leader witnessed the explosion and then assisted the Victim to the rest area where they then awaited the arrival of the team medic. [The control group] was notified of the accident and a helicopter CASEVAC was requested. When the medic arrived he applied first aid treatment to his eyes. He was then assisted to the helicopter winch area by the medic and the remainder of the team and awaited the arrival of the CASEVAC helicopter. There were no time delays and confusion with this CASEVAC as there was with the previous mine accident at this site. When the helicopter landed the German doctor on board assessed the injuries. It was apparent there was damage to both eyes and it was then decided to take the casualty directly to the Russian Hospital in Pristina. The Russian Hospital has an eye specialist that is able to best give treatment.



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