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Ddasaccident661, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Dec 2009

Ddasaccident661, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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At 11:30 hrs on 15th Dec 2009, [the Victim] the Team Leader of the EOD -01 was working as a deminer and trying to identify the actual mined area. While he was excavating on a signal by a pick, he hit the mine and it caused to the accident. As [the Victim] was not well prepared and fully dressed with PPE, he has got severe injures to face, eyes and forehead.


Ddasaccident765, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Dec 2009

Ddasaccident765, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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The deminer was instructed by his Section Leader to move the UXO and place the item concerned in the demolition pit, which was located 21 metres away from the deminer’s working area / lane. On the way to the demolition pit the deminer accidentally dropped the UXO and according to the Section Leader, the deminer dropped the UXO directly on to stone that was in the ground and subsequently the UXO detonated. Timings for the accident were recorded as follows:


9th Meeting Of The States Parties To The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Dec 2009

9th Meeting Of The States Parties To The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention

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The 9MSP was a formal meeting of the 156 States which have accepted the 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction. It was held in accordance with Article 11 of the Convention and pursuant to the decisions of the 2004 First Review Conference and the 2007 Eighth Meeting of the States Parties (8MSP).

The 9MSP was particularly significant in the life of the Convention. It was the first meeting in which States Parties’ requests for extensions of Article 5 deadlines were considered. It was also the last opportunity ...


Ddasaccident668, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Nov 2009

Ddasaccident668, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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On 17 Nov 2009 at 09:15 hrs when [Name removed] the land owner was trying to cultivating his land, he has discovered an AT (M-19) mine. Luckily the mine has not exploded. Later on the mine handed over to ISAF for destruction.


Ddasaccident596, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Nov 2009

Ddasaccident596, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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The clearance operation on mentioned task was started by [Demining group] DT-12 on 1st of November 09. On 10th of November 09 at 07:40, while the second break period started, the team leader of the team asked a deminer for his scraper and then walked down to a clearance lane without informing any other team members of his intention. On 07:42 Team leader initiated a POMZ mine causing him to receive the injuries that led to his death. He ignored his job description and the [Demining group] SOPs. He may have been thinking that this POMZ is of ...


Ddasaccident620, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Nov 2009

Ddasaccident620, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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On 5th Nov 2009 at 08:45 am deminer [Victim No.1] was working in his clearance lane: he was removing excavated soil from the target spot that suddenly his excavation tool touched a mine and caused it to go off. As a result of the accident, the deminer got severe injuries to his face, eyes and left hand (lost his one eye).


Ddasaccident601, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Nov 2009

Ddasaccident601, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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On 1st Nov 2009, at 02:45 pm during the rest time, [the Victim] a deminer of mentioned team found an unknown item and tried to touch it. According to the investigation report, the item was a rifle Grenade of 40mm which was exploded as a result of irresponsible action of the victim deminer. As it was the break time of the team and the deminer was without visor and PPE, therefore, he lost his right hand, left eye and sustained jaw and leg fracture.


Ddasaccident708, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Oct 2009

Ddasaccident708, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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The 39-year-old [the Victim], a MACC member from Mozambique, died after an anti-tank mine exploded at approximately 8am yesterday in a minefield near Yeri, some 10 kilometres south-east of Nicosia.


Ddasaccident646, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Oct 2009

Ddasaccident646, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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On 11 Oct 2009 at 12:15 am while [the Victim] deminer was excavating a detected signal in his clearance lane, his bayonet hit top of an anti-personnel mine and caused it to go off. According to the investigation report, it seems that the deminer started the excavation drill directly from the centre of the detected signal by his bayonet and caused the mine to be exploded. The deminer had the PPE and visor but as the visor was not properly used so he got some superficial injuries on his face, eyes.


Ddasaccident641, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Oct 2009

Ddasaccident641, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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On 10 Oct 2009 at 11:20 hrs when [the Victim] deminer was working in his clearance lane with a pickaxe that suddenly an explosion happened. As per investigation report the deminer was using pickaxe instead of bayonet because the ground surface was hard. He started to prepare a trench by pickaxe from second reading marker for further investigation of the signal, but there was a stone in close vicinity of pinpointed spot and the deminer wanted to remove it, so his pickaxe might touched the PMN mine or the stone put extra pressure on the mine and the explosion ...


Ddasaccident613, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Oct 2009

Ddasaccident613, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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On 04 Oct 2009 at 08:35 hrs when [the Victim] deminer was working on a signal in his clearance lane using a pickaxe, he hit the mine on its top and caused it to go off. According to the investigation report the ground surface was hard and the deminer was using the pick without informing his section leader with a wrong procedure for excavation of the detected signal, and caused the mine to be exploded. As a result of the accident, the involve deminer got superficial injures on his face and body.


Ddasaccident701, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Sep 2009

Ddasaccident701, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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While the deminer was working in recovering one of the SMLs in Al Akaider 2 laid with 15 AP mines (M14) and after recovering 9 mines from the same SML and locating a signal in the predicted site for the 10th mine, the signal was strong and continuous which confused the deminer and there is no way to pin point an M14 mine at that area, the deminer start excavating the area from a depth for 40 cm using the heavy RAKE , the soil at that area hard that the deminer was using the RAKE in a hacking motion which ...


Ddasaccident670, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Sep 2009

Ddasaccident670, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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While the deminer was working in his lane by the end of the working day, he tried to move one AP (M35) mine partially covered in the ground against of the TL instructions using the light RAKE, the mine initiated 1.8 m away from the deminer and caused the wounds and the mentioned injures to the deminer that he wasn’t wearing the visor in the proper way


Ddasaccident657, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Sep 2009

Ddasaccident657, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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On 14 September 2009, a deminer of CBDT-06 was busy in his clearance lane, he detected an unknown device and informed his respective section leader who had 18 year demining experience to check it. The section leader took the device with his left hand from the clearance lane, he started to remove the soil from it, but in this time it was exploded and caused injuries to his left hand fingers. Unprofessional dealing with unknown device caused this accident.


Ddasaccident628, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Sep 2009

Ddasaccident628, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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Deminer was clearing the first 60 cm of one cluster heading toward the centre mine after he cleared the 1st 60 cm by one 1m width with no signals he moved his base stick a head to clear the next 60 cm, then he stepped on the area which considered to be cleared by the same deminer, accidently his foot went down due to the soil collapse under his foot (loose soil), the mine was in a depth of about 30 cm that when the deminer foot dived in the loosen soil he applied a pressure on the mine which ...


Ddasaccident624, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Sep 2009

Ddasaccident624, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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The primary cause of this accident is listed as a Field Control inadequacy because the investigators found that there was poor supervision at the time of the accident. The secondary cause is listed as Other because there is not enough detail in the summary to determine what the deminer was doing, and what tool he was using.


National Mine Action Strategy Of The Republic Of Croatia, Gichd . Sep 2009

National Mine Action Strategy Of The Republic Of Croatia, Gichd .

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In the course of mine action in the Republic of Croatia so far, the most important and most represented activity has been conducting humanitarian demining operations. Since the very beginning of systematic pursuit of demining problem area, the basic issue has always been the question of defining suspected hazardous area. True development of demining capacities starts with the establishment of the Croatian Mine Action Centre and amendments to the Law on Demining by which the market model was introduced.


Ddasaccident702, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Aug 2009

Ddasaccident702, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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On 28 July 2009 at 08:10 hrs when Ahmed de-miner was working on a signal in his clearance lane by using a pickaxe instead of bayonet, he hit the mine on its top and caused it to go off. According to the investigation report the ground surface was uneven, hard and impossible to work in sitting position, so he has started to investigate the signal in standing position. This was the main reason of initiating mine and accident.


Ddasaccident669, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Aug 2009

Ddasaccident669, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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Deminer Was Clearing the first 60 cm from the centre lane on a depth of 30 cm using the heavy RAKE after he done with the light rake , deminer hit the M14 mine on a depth of 35 cm by the heavy rake which initiate the mine. [The depth appears to be an error, and should perhaps be 15cm.]


Ddasaccident649, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Aug 2009

Ddasaccident649, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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On 13 August 2009 at 07:15 am while [the victim] deminer was excavating a excavating a dog indication in an access lane, his pick touched on the top of PMN 2 anti-personnel mine and caused it to go off. According to the investigation report the deminer has used the pickaxe to investigate the signal found in dog indication instead of the bayonet and it seems as he used the pick directly on the top of signal, so hit the mine and caused the accident. From the location of injuries it seems the deminer has not used his PPE and ...


Ddasaccident642, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Aug 2009

Ddasaccident642, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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While the deminer was clearing the lane from stones using the light rake he removed the stones not behind him but he conducted a violation of drill and he threw the stones to the left side of the safe lane and one of the stone hit the unknown mine 12 meters forward to the Syrian side at IOE to the contaminated area resulting mine blast.


Evaluation Of Ec Funded Mine Action Programmes In Latin America, 2002-2007 - Regional Report, Russell Gasser Aug 2009

Evaluation Of Ec Funded Mine Action Programmes In Latin America, 2002-2007 - Regional Report, Russell Gasser

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The EC Anti-Personnel Landmine Regulation of 2001 mandated evaluations of EC Mine Action strategy every three years. The first report was a Global Evaluation published in 2005, this report forms one part of the 2008 evaluation by regions and covers Latin America, 2002-2007.

Total EC funding for mine action in Latin America in the period 2002-2007 was about 8 million euros, roughly 2% of the EC total worldwide budget for mine action. Sixty-eight percent of the eight million euros was from the dedicated thematic Anti-Personnel Landmine budget line and 31% was from the geographic budget for Colombia. There were also ...


Report On The Feasibility Of Anama Establishing An International Centre For Mine Action In Goygol, Azerbaijan, Bruce Powell Aug 2009

Report On The Feasibility Of Anama Establishing An International Centre For Mine Action In Goygol, Azerbaijan, Bruce Powell

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The following report documents the findings and recommendations of a feasibility study commissioned by UNDP under the mantle of its ongoing support to mine action in Azerbaijan. As recommended in a 2008 UNDP outcome evaluation, the study was tasked with examining the “existing capacities of ANAMA, as well as techniques and facilities to recommend on the possibility of converting ANAMA to an International Center for Mine Action (IMC)”1.

The report provides an overview of ANAMA‟s current operational capacity, training capability, and likely market niches that an IMC based in Azerbaijan could fill. It also describes the principal field ...


Handheld Standoff Mine Detection System (Hstamids) Operational Field Evaluations (Ofe's) In Cambodia, Sean Burke, Roger Cresci Aug 2009

Handheld Standoff Mine Detection System (Hstamids) Operational Field Evaluations (Ofe's) In Cambodia, Sean Burke, Roger Cresci

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The Handheld Standoff Mine Detection System is a dual sensor mine detector. It was developed for the US Army and combines Metal Detector and ground penetrating radar. This system has produced vast improvements in mine clearance rates.


Ddasaccident705, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Jul 2009

Ddasaccident705, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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The deminer was looking for a missing mine (M14) in the cluster and the metal detector indicated a very weak signal, the deminer started to investigated that signal then the mine initiated that the deminer wasn’t following the proper procedure to approach the mine


Ddasaccident681, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Jul 2009

Ddasaccident681, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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On 21 July 2009 while deminer [the Victim] was working in his clearance lane, investigating a detected signal with his hand trowel, he hit a mine on its top and caused it to go off. The weather was hot and the ground surface was hard and dry, so it seems that the deminer had used his excavation tool by force and carelessly and directly on pinpointed spot so touched the top of mine and caused the accident. As the deminer was dressed with PPE (vest, helmet and visor according to [Demining group] SOPs), so his face, neck and chest remained ...


Ddasaccident675, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Jul 2009

Ddasaccident675, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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Narrative: While the deminer was trying to investigate a signal using the heavy RAKE and after he pinpointed it , and finished with the light RAKE the deminer hit the non visible AP mine (M14) by the heavy RAKE on the pressure plate which initiated the mine 2.2 metres away from the deminer.


Ddasaccident671, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Jul 2009

Ddasaccident671, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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The burner prepared one MK5 stuck mine inside the stuck mine burning pit; he burned the mine in the right procedure and lift the burning area to a safe distance. The mine took a long waiting time to be burned that caused the deminer to go back to the burning area to check the reason, on his way back to the burning area the MK5 stuck mine blasted and small fragments hit the burner in his chin and face and caused the some injuries.


Ddasaccident752, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Jul 2009

Ddasaccident752, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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On 1st July 2009 MU-16 of [Demining group] started clearance operation on mentioned task. On 08 July 2009 at 0919hrs while [the Victim] was investigating a signal in his clearance lane, he found two bullets. He re-checked the spot and found the same signal, this process repeated for three times. Finally he found a root stump in the excavation trench with a thickness of around 2.5 cm and started to remove it, because it was blocking further excavation there. However the deminer had proper tool in his toolkit to cut such obstacles, but he tried to cut it with ...


Ddasaccident623, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Jul 2009

Ddasaccident623, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

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The incident caused by individual mistake while the deminer using the heavy RAKE in a hacking motion not as the proper procedure the Raking motion, and most of the mines in the area are surfaces mines that they can be recovered just with the usage of the light RAKE even if that will cost the deminer more sweat but it will still safer.