Accession Number : AD0723176

Title :   Review of Diving Accident Reports 1969.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Tammany,J. R. ; Summitt,James K. ; Berghage,Thomas E.

Report Date : 01 DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : All diving accidents which were reported to the Experimental Diving Unit for 1969 were machined coded for computerized statistical analysis. The most common accident, decompression sickness among military divers, is given special review and analysis. Several factors, involving both the divers' physical characteristics and diving factors or the diving operations, are presented in simplified statistical form and compared with similar data derived from previous report periods. Significant changes are discussed and several case histories of interest to divers, students and medical personnel are reviewed and summarized. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIVING, *ACCIDENTS), (*DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS, DIVING), REPORTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, THERAPY, GAS EMBOLISM

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE