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Publication Date

6-17-2010

Keywords

DDAS, 2010, Afghanistan, other

Abstract

On 17 June 2010 at 11:00 [the Victim] was busy in his clearance lane in a steep sloping area, he lost his balance, got out from his clearance lane to unclear ground, stepped on a YM-I mine and the accident happened. According to the investigation report the team is walking around one and half hours from the base comp to the MF on daily basis which makes the deminers tired. The marking signs in clearance lane were weak and even not distinguishable; the gritty and sliding nature of the ground is another risk factor in this specific minefield. Extra safety measures are required in such areas, for example creating feet steps in order for deminers to be stable during the operations, close supervision and control of the deminers. The consequences of this accident were traumatic amputation of left leg below knee plus some superficial injuries on right leg and right hand fingers of deminer.

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