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Accident: 117681.015 - Diver Drowns During Underwater Demolition

Accident: 117681.015 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 06/29/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1413160.01506/30/2019Global Diving And Salvage, Inc.
At 8:36 a.m. on June 29, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a commerc ial diving company, were working as part of a dive crew engaged in the demolitio n of a lock and dam structure along a river. Employee #1 was using a surface-su pplied air system and wearing a Kirby Morgan Superlight 17B Diving Helmet, Seria l Number 81A89. During a dive, Employee #1's air hose became entangled on an un known object. As he attempted to free the hose, the hat portion of his diver's helmet separated from the yoke/neck dam. His coworker, a stand-by diver, brough t Employee #1 to the surface. He was then transported to the shore, where emerg ency services transported him to the hospital. Employee #1 was pronounced dead from drowning.
Keywords: air hose, barge, construction, dam, demolition, diver, diving, drown, drowning, equipment failure, hard hat, river, water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Demolition   0 0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1413160.015 48 M Fatality Diver FallDist:
Cause: Demolition

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