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DDAS, 2010, Afghanistan, excavation, AP


On 06 Sep 2010, when Mr. [the Victim] was working in his clearance lane and excavated a detected signal, during the excavation drill his excavation tool touched the mine and caused it to go off. According to investigation report the cause of the accident was the wrong excavation technique, as he started excavation drill close to the pinpointing target. He had gone down and did not expand the trench to allow entry from the side, which caused to stroke his excavation tool on the top of the mine. Due to the injuries sustained on his eyes, it seems that the deminer had moved his visor up during the excavation. He also got some injuries on his right hand and left leg.

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