The Forensic Investigation of Recreational Diving Fatalities.

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The Forensic Investigation of Recreational Diving Fatalities.

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Title: The Forensic Investigation of Recreational Diving Fatalities.
Author: Caruso, JL
Abstract: Diving using scuba, or any type of diving using compressed breathing gas, remains a popular pastime in the United States and worldwide. Present estimates place the number of active recreational divers in the United States at between 2.7 to 3.5 million (Hornsby, Page 165). The number of fatalities involving U.S. citizens performing recreational dives averages 90-100 each year. From a dive safety perspective, these deaths should be thoroughly investigated to determine a trigger, or root cause, for the mishap. Proper data collection and analysis allows identification of the most common triggers and contributing factors associated with fatal diving mishaps.
Description: Copyright © 2011 by Divers Alert Network, 6 West Colony Place Durham, NC 27705. This book is available for download at no cost as a PDF file from the Divers Alert Network website (http://www.DiversAlertNetwork.org/). Opinions and data presented at the Conference and in these Proceedings are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Divers Alert Network.
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/9310
Date: 2011

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