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DDAS, 2009, Afghanistan, excavation, AP


On 18 April 2009 [Demining group] DT-05 started clearance operation on mentioned task, they cleared around 19830 sqm area and found/destroyed 4 anti-personnel mines and 2 UXO till the accident time. On 27 June 2009 at 11:15 am the deminer [the Victim] was working in his clearance lane, he found a signal behind some stones, the investigation of signal was impossible with bayonet so he informed the section leader and sought his advice. Section leader instructed him to use pick, but a stone in front of pinpointed signal did not let the pick to be used easily. Therefore, the deminer wanted to remove it, during this operation as the pick was used by force, it slipped over and touched the pinpointed signal and caused the accident. As the deminer was fully dressed with PPE, therefore, he got superficial injury on his right hand.



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