A significant percentage of recorded accidents occur while handling a device. The percentage was dropped by a third during the period 2005-2010, but the number of accidents is still high. Handling accidents do not occur during "demolitions", which is a separate category and should be studied alongside Handling accidents. Handling accidents occur when a victim is deliberately handling a device, sometimes to move or disarm it and sometimes without realising that it poses a threat. Perhaps because the Victim does not perceive a threat, protective equipment is frequently not worn and serious injuries result.
Accidents do not always happen during a single activity. For example, a missed-mine may be located while cutting vegetation, or a Handing 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 Handling accident records held 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.
DDAS accident number