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DDAS, 2007, Afghanistan, excavation, PMN, AP


On 04 June 2007 at 1103 hrs while the deminer was working in his clearance lane, his trowel struck the top of a PMN anti personnel mine, causing the mine to detonate. During the accident his visor was not worn. This lack of face protection caused the serious injuries to his eyes. The accident occurred near a corner of a ruined mud wall. The mud wall over a period of time had gradually disintegrated and fallen on ground surface, thus increasing the ground depth over the mine. The ground depth reached 70 cm at the accident point; the deminer had failed to remove this additional soil above original surface of the ground.



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