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Accident: 508937 - Employee Drowns While Scuba Diving

Accident: 508937 -- Report ID: 1032100 -- Event Date: 08/11/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30149415908/26/19977999Latitude 62 Lodge
While Employee #1 was SCUBA diving in approximately 120 feet of water, using equipment that was marginally/poorly maintained, his high pressure hose was inadvertently cut and he drowned. Causal factors include: no standby diver was available to render assistance; Employee #1 was not line tended; Employee #1 was not wearing a required personal flotation device; and no supplemental air supply was provided.
Keywords: severed, inadequate maint, scuba, work rules, diving, air hose, drown, diver, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301494159 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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