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DDAS, 2010, Afghanistan, excavation, AP


On 17 August 2010 while [the Victim] was working in his clearance lane, his excavation tool touched a mine and caused it to go off. According to the investigation report and the injuries sustained by victim deminer, it seems that the de-miner has excavated a detected signal carelessly and in contrary to their SOP. It means signal was not pinpointed correctly and the de-miner had used the excavation tool directly on the top of mine, so the accident happened. Unfortunately the de-miner did not put his PPE on, therefore, he got severe injuries on his eyes, whole face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, legs and deep wounds on his left ear. The deminer died in the spot.



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