They request inspection in diving houses

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Posted by on December 13, 2004 at 17:31:47:

In Reply to: Double Cave Diving Fatality in Mexico posted by JR Gordon on December 10, 2004 at 11:56:22:

TULUM, SOLIDARITY, 10 OF DECEMBER. - The death of both divers, occurred yesterday, must alert to the corresponding authorities so that they make revisions in the diving houses and inspect the state in which is the equipment that takes care for the immersions; suits of diving, implementos of first aid, depth gauges etc., besides to demand that the concessionaires of natural wells fulfill the exigencies of the corresponding authorities. In agreement with the declarations of Ulises Trejo, connoisseur of the matter, these tragedies happen when the diver loses conscience of the time that takes in the depths of the sea and the oxygen that it has left to raise the surface is very little. It comments that the diver, when noticing itself of this, looks for to leave quickly to the surface not to asphyxiate itself, which is counter-productive because it does not give time him to the body to release nitrogen particles in his weaves and when leaving the water, makes patient of gravity. Under this same context, it declares that the organs can undergo deformations and if does not treat on time arrives the death, "Is like opening a shaken soda water bottle, the nitrogen looks for how to leave the body" and was what could to them have happened to the American divers to noon of yesterday. "revision to the concessionary companies Is urgent that operate the underground natural wells and rivers, those that do not fulfill the safety measures must be closed, are due to apply strong measures to put in order these companies that operate the caverns, but which they do not guarantee security", it said. The victims were identified like Mike Nast and Kent Hirsch, of 42 and 46 years, with address in Pensilvania, the United States and passed away yesterday, around the 12 hours, by broncoaspiración by immersion, when they made tasks of exploration and inspection to a submarine emissary, located to about 60 meters of depth, to about 15 kilometers to the west of this locality. The Subdivision of Civil defense, was informed into the incident of immediate way and to the place ministerial authorities also went, among others, that could state the decease and only make the corresponding information. The agent of the Ppublico Ministry, ordered the presence of the vehicles of the funeral agencies for the transfer of the bodies for the accomplishment of the rigor autopsies and this way, to settle down the death cause. Representatives of the enterprise cameras, explained that the accidents in marine caverns are investigation subject, reason why the judicial authority will have to carry out the corresponding administrative summary inquiries, to clarify and to establish the responsibilities if there will be them. Only thus, it will be possible to be known if the fatal fact obeyed to a negligence of the divers, that did not raise the surface in programmed form at intervals, to avoid a decompression, a fault in the independent equipment or other factors. Work or exploration of diver of depth is highly risky, because it implies to face long days of work, in an atmosphere that is totally hostile and to the dangers faced by the lack of air, adds the accident by decompression, that is the main cause of death in this type of explorations.

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