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DDAS, 2017, Lebanon, Vegetation Removal, M77
On the 6th of September 2017at [International demining organisation] task CBU-575 FO, an uncontrolled detonation of an M77 sub-munitions occurred while [International demining organisation] BAC 2 searcher [the Victim] was working in his lane at 07:33 am, 5 minutes before taking his first break, and led to an injury.
The injuries sustained by [the Victim] resulted in severe wounds and fractures in his hands and legs, fragmentations in the chest and head and injuries to the eyes.
Based on all available evidences, the BOI team concludes that the accident occurred with the searcher while he was cutting vegetation in his clearance lane (un-cleared area), with a saw which disturbed the sub-munitions and caused the accident.