Accidents can occur when the victim is not paying appropriate attention. Accidents investigated by the group suffering the accident frequently cite victim-inattention as the primary cause of the event but there is rarely evidence to support this. Victim-inattention as an "activity" covers such times as when the victim walks thoughlessly outside the cleared area, falls over or slips up, so inadvertently causing the accident.
Accidents do not always happen during a single activity. For example, a missed-mine may be located while cutting vegetation, or a "victim inattention" accident may occur during a survey. All accidents with common features can be located by making a complex search using the database software. Unfortunately, it is only possible at this time to put the data on line - not the database software itself.
The Victim-inattention accident records in the current release of the DDAS are listed below. Records marked with a * contain more detail.
DDAS accident number