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DDAS, 2011, Afghanistan, excavation, PMN-2, AP


According to external investigation report, the accident happened during the prodding operation on a detected signal. According to the witness statements the deminer may had been failed to pinpoint the signal or he may had started prodding directly from the top of it and not maintained the right angle of the prodder. The density of rocks there and hardness of the ground required more attention to be paid by deminer during the operation, but it seems that he was working in hurry without considering standard operating procedures to be applied during signal investigation. The record of QA shows that this team had not been visited by internal QA. Fortunately the deminer was dressed with PPE, so he got superficial injuries on his body and dust in his eyes.



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