Missed-mine accidents are those that occur in an area that had already been "cleared". The mine may have been missed with a metal-detector Mine-Detection-Dog, a machine, or during area-excavation.
Reasons for missing mines/devices are varied and include the deployment of inappropriate clearance resources, inadequate or inappropriate training (and other management failings) as well as deminer error.
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 Missed-mine 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. 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