The most common activity when a demining accident occurs is some kind of "excavation". Excavation may be any digging activity from prodding, through raking, to digging with a pick-axe or spade. It may be conducted following a metal-detector signal, Mine-Detection-Dog signal or as part of wide-area excavation.
Accidents do not always happen during a single activity. For example, a missed-mine may be located while cutting vegetation, or an Excavation accident may occur during a survey. All accidents with common features can be located by making a complex search using the database software. Ask me if you need a complex search carried out.
The list below are *.PDF files of the Excavation accidents on record in the DDAS. Click on the record to open it in Adobe Reader. The later records tend to be the better detailed. Records marked with an * are larger, so more detailed or containing more pictures. Double or triple *** indicates unusually large records. Size is no guarantee of quality and some of the smaller records contain useful detail, but it is probably more rewarding to start any study by reading the larger records.
DDAS accident number