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DDAS, 2012, Lebanon, Handling, M42, Submunition


On the 19th October 2012 at [International demining organisation] task CBU 319, an uncontrolled detonation of two US M series M42 sub-munitions occurred while [International demining organisation] site supervisor [the Victim] was preparing for the demolition of these found sub-munitions.

[The Victim] sustained amputation of his left wrist and injuries in his abdomen, intestine, spleen, and left kidney. When he picked up two armed M42 sub-munitions and detonated above the ground.

Based on all available evidence, the BOI team concludes that the accident occurred due to the handling of two Armed M series M42 sub-munitions by [the Victim], most likely for moving the items or rendering safe.



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