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Flintkote mine fatality - Canada

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DandyDon, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    Diver drowns in former asbestos mine - Montreal - CBC News
    More from http://www.torontosun.com/2012/07/29/another-scuba-diver-drowns-at-former-mine
    I am thinking that the reporter got confused, as it often the case, about "took off his equipment and tried to return to the surface" as I just don't believe that. The real actions in play may have gotten garbled in the retelling.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2012
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  2. Didje

    Didje Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Montreal, Canada
    Very sad. Not many details are being published at the moment. There will eventually be a coroner's report, but until then we won't know what happened, and we might never know what really happened either. It's a sad day for divers :(
  3. ActionScuba

    ActionScuba Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Montreal
    Very sad news indeed. We hope that details will be disclosed after a full investigation so that we can all learn from this accident.
  4. phaust

    phaust Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    since it's will take years to have a report...

    I was at the quary the next morning. the guy lost counsiousness at 40ft from a deep dive to 200+feet on trimix. it's one of the most well know diver in the area. i think he was diving for at least the last 20 years. it's a great lost for the local comunity.. the news telling that the guy removed is gear at 40ft is wrong. his body was bring to surface after faint, other divers cut is harness and bring it to shore. seem it's was too late.
    the guy was in good shape and i saw him dive with 4+ tank most of the time. I talked to him a few time, was a great person to talk with. really sad news..
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  5. phaust

    phaust Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    some news..

    the buddy posted something on facebook about that incident. here it goes, i will translate since in french and with a lot of spelling mistake, you will not able to google translate it.

    the diver who died as 1000+ dives and 1000+ hours dive time, physicaly in great shape, 47 years old

    the dive : 200feet for 15 min, then 10 min at 180 feet, then some deco stop (didnt specify). Faint at 40feet, buddy bring it to 20feet before he let go the buddy to surface ( still more than 20 min of deco at 40feet left, so he returned at 40feet)

    tanks ( both of them seem to have the same setup )

    double hp 100 or 130 with 18/45 helium
    1 stage AL80 with 18/45 helium in case of trouble with the double
    1 AL80 98% oxygen
    1 AL80 50% oxygen
  6. tempoffroad

    tempoffroad Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Winston-salem
    Thanks for the update. That is awefull.
  7. ianr33

    ianr33 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Wah Wah Land
    Wonder if he was on the, essentially 100% O2, by mistake?
  8. ScubaSteve

    ScubaSteve Wow.....what a DB

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Acton, Ontario
    Remaining cylinder pressures would give a good indication of what he been breathed but I doubt that information is known.
  9. flots am

    flots am Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Wherever you go in life, that's where you are.
    If he actually surfaced from 40', he would have blown off a half hour of deco.

    Regardless of what happened underwater, he would have been in serious trouble on the surface.

  10. tempoffroad

    tempoffroad Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Winston-salem
    if he used 100 % at 40' how much pressure drop from a 3000 fill would their be till he blacked out?

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