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DDAS, 2010, Afghanistan, excavation, PMN, AP


On 04 May 2010 at 08:45 am while [the Victim] the de-miner was excavating a detected signal in his clearance lane, his bayonet hit top of an anti-personnel PMN mine and caused it to go off. According to the investigation report, it seems that the de-miner started excavation directly from the pinpointed spot with his bayonet and caused the explosion and accident. Unfortunately improper use of PPE caused catastrophic injuries to the face and eyes of the victim deminer. He has lost his right eye, traumatic amputation of right-hand fingers and sustained some superficial injures on different parts of his body. The command group of mentioned team failed to control the deminer during the operations and let him work without visor and in a careless manner.



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