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oxygen tank death

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by abnfrog, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. 2airishuman

    2airishuman Solo Diver

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    FWIW I would imagine that they are ruptures that occurred during hydro.
     
  2. SoFlaDiver954

    SoFlaDiver954 Nassau Grouper

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    Very good point.
     
  3. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    They don't look like hydro ruptures. When a tank cracks during hydro (which is actually quite rare) it doesn't really create a bulge like that as there's is nothing to "expand into" but water. All 4 of these look like dry ruptures.
     
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  4. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    No, they were unexpected ruptures; that much I do know.
    As posted hydro failures look more like bulges because they are confined in a cylinder of water.
     
  5. FinnMom

    FinnMom Divemaster Staff Member

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    Could this be the same indident as the OP?

    http://medind.nic.in/jal/t13/i4/jalt13i4p392.pdf

    J Indian Acad Forensic Med. October-December 2013, Vol. 35, No. 4 ISSN 0971-0973
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    Case Report
    Penetrating Missile Injury by Sudden Oxygen Release
    From Compressed Oxygen Cylinder: A Case Report
    *Millo Tabin, **Piyush Sharma
     
  6. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

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    Looks to be it. Not only similar descriptions, but they both include the same photo.
     

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