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1997

Public Policy

Mozambique

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Ddasaccident020, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Dec 1997

Ddasaccident020, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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When the deminer came alongside the first mine, he located another, and called the victim again. The victim decided to prepare the mines for destruction, took the deminer's "spade" and sent him away. When the deminer reached the safe area the detonation occurred at 09:55.


Ddasaccident024, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Nov 1997

Ddasaccident024, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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On the day of the accident the victim started work at 07:00 clearing "a line to the spot were they earlier had found the POMZ and started 10 metres from the spot". His lane was one metre wide and required the cutting of foliage with a machete before clearing. When he was about a metre from the spot a detonator (MUV-2) exploded (at 07:30). "He got small stones in the face and head which gave him small wounds".


Ddasaccident023, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Nov 1997

Ddasaccident023, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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The team began work at 05:45. One dog was found unfit for work and returned to kennels (a tick bite in the eye was the cause). The other dog passed the routine 10 minute pre-work test and started work at around 06:30. Work continued (with two rests) until 09:00 when the dog was given another routine test. The victim entered the cleared area to complete his survey report and at 09:05 and stepped on a mine. He was evacuated to hospital in Maputo and arrived at 10:24. His injuries were severe trauma to left leg ...


Ddasaccident025, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Oct 1997

Ddasaccident025, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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There was a safe lane at the bottom of the embankment and deminers were working uphill from it. The victim had been working for fifteen minutes when he decided to clear a wire that was in front of his cleared area. He checked with the Schiebel detector and picked up a reading that he thought was the wire, so ignored it. He entered the uncleared area, cut the wire, and slipped back down the embankment.


Ddasaccident026, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Jul 1997

Ddasaccident026, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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On the day of the accident a truck initiated a mine with its right front wheel as it turned onto the verge to unload. The driver was sitting above the wheel that caused the detonation. He escaped from the cab before it caught fire. He was taken to hospital but later discharged in "good health". The blast wave threw the truck one-meter forward, destroyed the wheel and made the cab and front tyres catch fire. [Photographs indicate minimal blast damage to the cab above the wheel arch – implying deflagration rather than detonation of the device, or an incendiary/small blast ...


Ddasaccident027, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Jun 1997

Ddasaccident027, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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An investigation was made by the Deputy Director of the National MA authority and a UN QA officer. They found that the victim had stepped on a PMN on a disused track and suffered traumatic amputation to his left leg below the knee, injuries to his eyes and "small wounds" on his right leg.


Ddasaccident028, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database May 1997

Ddasaccident028, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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The accident occurred at 12:30 in a minefield laid by the Portuguese in the early 1970s. The mines were Italian AUPS mines, with and without fragmentation jackets. The demining group had been working in the area since 1996 and 234 AUPS mines had been destroyed. "The minefield crosses the road many times as it is linked as an obstacle with the river which is running along the valley. At the accident site, the minefield following the road alignment at a distance of about six metres on a rocky slope of approximately 35 degrees." Clearance of ten metres had occurred ...


Ddasaccident029, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Mar 1997

Ddasaccident029, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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The primary cause is listed as a "Management/control inadequacy" because it seems that the group's SOPs allowed the victim to be too close to detonations on too many occasions and so those responsible for devising the SOPs and training were at fault.