Accession Number:

AD0723175

Title:

Review of Diving Accident Reports 1968

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

All diving accidents reported to the U.S. Navy Experimental Diving Unit during 1968 were coded and statistically analyzed. The incidence of decompression sickness was the most common accident to occur to divers. Those decompression accidents involving military divers were separated, and the various variables associated with this type of accident were analyzed. Several variables, such as the divers physical characteristics, environmental diving conditions and treatment outcome were compared with similar data for the 1961- 1967 base period. Differences between the base period and 1968 are shown in percentages. In addition, significant and interesting case histories of accidents that occurred in 1968 are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE