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Accident: 200926038 - Employee Suffers Heart Attack During Dive, Later Dies

Accident: 200926038 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 09/14/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31496024609/15/20109621Virginia Department Of State Police
On September 14, 2010, Employee #1, of Virginia Department of State Police, was participating in Dive Team Training for the Search and Recovery Team. He was having difficulty ascending from a dive and was pulled from the water. Other team members performed CPR. He was transported to Henrico Doctor's Hospital, where he later died. The autopsy revealed Employee #1 suffered from cardiac enlargement, with left ventricular hypertrophy, and narrowing of one of the major vessels that supplies blood to the heart. Accordingly, it was believed that Employee #1 suffered a heart attack. There was no evidence that supported barotrauma.
Keywords: heart, cpr, heart attack, diving, cardiac arrest, cardiovasc disease, diver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314960246 Fatality Other Police and detectives, public service

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