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DDAS, 2010, Lebanon, Other, M77, Submuntion


On the 16th March 2010 at [International demining organisation] task CBU 478, an uncontrolled detonation of a US M series M77 sub-munition occurred while [International demining organisation] searcher [the Victim] was conducting sub-surface instrument search.

[The Victim] sustained fragmentation injuries to his right leg in the thigh and lower leg. When he stood on an unstable rock in his clearance lane, this caused a sub-munition underneath the rock to detonate.

Based on all available evidence, the BOI team concludes that the accident occurred due to the failure of [the Victim] to carry out a sufficient check of the rocks and underneath the rocks in his clearance lane before progressing forward.



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