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DDAS, 2002, Cambodia, victim inattention, PMN, AP
Referring to demining sequence, deminer no. 1 conducted vegetation removal drill (skipped tripwire drill due to none of tripwire); upon completion of the vegetation removal drill, deminer no. 2 [ the victim] conducted detector drill. These drills had been repeated two to three times already to the time of accident occurred. Mr. [name excised], the victim's peer, told that he found deminer no. 1 removed the cut salvages once then the second time and then he heard an explosion and found [the victim] falling backward into the cleared area. Then he called section commander for help, section commander called to mobile platoon commander and platoon commander called medic but he was absent then Mobile Platoon Commander 101 who treated and stabilized the victim before evacuating him to Battambang Emergency Hospital. The victim was evacuated at around 11:00 hrs from M4176 and arrived Battambang Emergency Hospital around 14:20 hrs.