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DDAS, 2009, Afghanistan, excavation, AP


On 07th of May at 10:00 hours the de-miner [the Victim] was working in his clearance lane excavating a detected signal by unsuitable excavation tool (Pick). He hit the top of mine with a pick and caused it to go off. According to the investigation report the signal was not pinpointed correctly and the de-miner has used his pick carelessly. As a result he sustained multiple superficial injuries on his eyes, chest, Face, and both hands, the injured parts of the deminer body and his PPE clearly indicate that he had not used his PPE during operation. Because there is no any damage on his PPE to show that it was used properly.



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