Accession Number:

AD0692422

Title:

REVIEW OF DIVING ACCIDENT REPORTS-1967.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1968-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

A preliminary analysis of all diving accidents reported to the Navy Experimental Diving Unit in 1967 was conducted. The most common accident, decompression sickness in military personnel, was separated for statistical analysis. Frequency distributions were constructed for variables within each section. The distribution of the characteristics of the 1967 accidents was compared with the same characteristics of accidents occurring in the years 1961-66. A chi-square test was used to detect significant changes in the 1967 cases versus the earlier period. Also, several case histories and previous EDU Research Reports were reviewed and summarized. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE