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1997

Public Policy

Vegetation removal

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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".


Ddasaccident053, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Nov 1997

Ddasaccident053, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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The victim began work at 07:00 and had worked with a ten minute break each hour until 12:34 when the accident occurred. The method involved excavating "to a depth of 20cm using a sideways sweeping motion" with the hoe [pick]. He had found one mine that morning and as he worked forward he encountered a rock ledge at only 5cm depth. He uncovered the rock for three metres until the ledge ended. At the edge of the rock was a tree root that the deminer tried to cut with the hoe. Either the movement of the tree root ...


Ddasaccident082, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Jul 1997

Ddasaccident082, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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The investigators determined that the victim had checked the area with a detector then started to cut the grass and bush with a sickle. He stepped on a mine that he has missed at the end of his work on the previous day. The investigation was limited by bad security in the area and the investigators were unable to validate a claim that the Schiebel detector signalled constantly and so was unreliable.


Ddasaccident083, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Jul 1997

Ddasaccident083, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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The victim had been a deminer for three years. It was two months since he had last attended a revision course and seven days since his last leave. The area being cleared was described as "hard and bushy". The investigators decided that the mine involved was a PMN and that either the victim was cutting bushes without sweeping/detecting the area in front of him, or the deminer lost his balance while squatting to cut bush and stepped sideways onto a mine. His helmet was reported to have been damaged in the blast.