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DDAS, 2014, Lebanon, Vegetation Removal, M42, M46, Submunition


On the 15th of January 2014 at [International demining organisation] task CBU 849, an uncontrolled detonation of a US M series M42 or M46 sub-munitions occurred while International demining organisation] searcher [Victim No.1] was cutting the vegetation and led to an injury with him and the site supervisor [Victim No.2].

[Victim No.1] sustained injuries from fragmentations of the detonated submunition in the head, in both eyes and in the right jaw. Whilst The supervisor [Victim No.2] got injuries from the fragmentations in the left thigh, elbow of the left hand [arm] and small fragments in the left eye.

Based on all available evidence, the BOI team concludes that the accident occurred due to the breaching of [International demining organisation] SOP and NMAS in cutting vegetation drills for the searcher [Victim No.1], and the injuries occurred by not wearing the visor correctly by searcher [Victim No.1] and site supervisor [Victim No.2].



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