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Publication Date

7-30-2002

Keywords

DDAS, 2002, Cambodia, missed mine

Abstract

The demining pair were clearing a lane as a team with one doing the detection and the other clearing the vegetation. The pair had just changed around after detection. The victim moved to the top of the clearance lane to re-position the red string lines and begin clearing vegetation and spoil from the next part of the lane prior to detection. As the victim bent down to position the stakes with the red string attached, he stood on a mine with his left foot on the cleared left hand side of the lane. When the mine exploded, the victim’s partner ran to assist him, at the same time, the Team Leader ran down the hill to help. The Team Leader on arrival assessed the situation, had the victim’s partner attempt to control the bleeding and then summonsed the medic to attend to the injury. Demining was at the same time halted at the site. Once stabilized, the victim was transported to the Emergency Hospital at Battambang.

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