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SCUBA Related Incidents

As Reported by PSI-International, Inc.  July, 2001

 

*Injury Codes:  0=None, 1=Death, 2=Severe, 3=Moderate, 4=Minor

Date

Location

Type

Activity

Cause

Injuries*

1960

Watertow, NY

Steel

Filling

?

4

1960ís

Canada

Steel

Stored

?

?

1960ís

Florida

Steel

Filling

?

0

1970ís

Oregon

?

?

?

0

1971

British Virgin Islands

Steel

Filling

?

4

1971-72

St. Kitts

Steel

?

?

?

1973

Los Angeles, Ca

Steel

Filling

Corrosion

2,3

1974

Grand Bahamas

Alum-6061

Filling

?

4,4

1974

Cozumel, Mexico

Steel

Filling

?

3

1974-75

Anchorage, AK

Steel

Rigging

Corrosion

1,2,4,4

1977

Hawaii

Aluminum

Filling

Fire

4,4

Aug. 1979

Japan

Steel

Rigging

Corrosion

1,2,4,4

1981

Florida

Aluminum

Filling

Heat

2

1981

Florida

Aluminum

Filling

Heat

3,4,4,4,4

1982

Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.

Aluminum

Filling

Crack

?

1983

England

?

Filling

Metric Valve

0

1983

New York

Steel

Stored

Corrosion

0

1983

England

Steel

?

Thread Corr.

2

1984

New Guinea

?

Filling

?

0

1984

Hawaii

Steel

Filling

Corrosion

4

1984

Hawaii

Steel

Stored

Corrosion

3

1985

U.S. Virgin Islands

Steel

Filling

Corrosion

2,3

1985

Florida

Steel

Filling

Corrosion

2

1986

W. Palm Beach Florida

Steel

Filling

?

0

1986

Moline, IL

Steel

Re-valved

Pressure

2

1988

Australia

Aluminum

Filling

Crack

2,3,3,4

1988

Virginia

Aluminum

Filling

Altered Drugs

0

1990

Belize

?

Filling

?

0

1990

Key Largo, Florida

Aluminum

Stored

Heat

0

1990

Puerto Rico

?

Filled

?

?

1991

Cape Town, So. Africa

Aluminum

Stored

?

0

1991

Roatan

Aluminum

Stored on boat

Fire

0

1991

Latusis

?

Stored in Van

Burst Disk

?

1992

Hilo, HI

Aluminum

Filling

?

2

1993

Pooler, Georgia

Aluminum

Filling

?

2

1993

Pompano, Florida

Steel (Vinyl)

Filling

?

0

1993

Egypt (Red Sea)

Aluminum

Filling

Overfill

2

1993

Honduras

Aluminum

Stored

Fire

0

1994

Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.

Aluminum

Filling

Crack

2

Aug. 1994

Calgary, Alberta, Can.

Steel

Filling

Overfill/disk

1,3

Jan. 1995

Florida

Steel

Filling

Metric Valve

2,4,4

July, 1996

Alabama

Aluminum

Filling

?

0

Aug. 1996

Athens, Greece

Aluminum

Storage

Metric Valve

1,3

May, 1997

Fiji Islands

(2) Aluminum

Boat Fire

Heat Damage

0

May 30, 1997

Tjoeme, Norway

Gerzat, 5283 Aluminum

Storage

?

0

1997

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Aluminum

Filling

Cracking

0

1997

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Aluminum

Val Extrusion

Metric Valve

0

1997

Cuacao, NA

Aluminum

Hydro-Retest

?

0

1997

Cuacao, NA

Aluminum

Val Extrusion

Metric Valve

0

Feb. 1998

Auckland, New Zealand

Steel

Filling

?

0

Jan. 25, 1998

Anaheim, CA

Copper

In Use

?

0

Feb. 1998

Auckland, New Zealand

Steel

Filling

?

4,4

Feb. 1, 1998

Riviera Beach, FL

Aluminum

Filling

Cracking

2

June 4, 1998

Joplin, MO

Aluminum

Filling

Heat Treat Paint

3,4

October , 1998

Auckland, New Zealand

Aluminum

Filling

?

2

April 19, 1999

Campbell River, B.C. Can.

Aluminum

Filling

Cracking

0

May 1999

Cozumel, Mexico

Aluminum

Filling

?

0

Aug. 9, 1999

San Diego, CA

E9791

Filling

Valve Extrusion

2

October 2, 1999

Auburn, CA

Aluminum

Filling

Cracking

0

October 19, 1999

Syosset, NY

Steel

Filling

?

0

March 17, 2000

Key Largo, FL

Aluminum

Filling

Cracking

2

June 8, 2000

Tobermory, Ontario, Can.

Steel

Storage

?

1

June 30, 2000

Okinawa, Japan

Aluminum

Filling

Cracking

4

Nov. 24, 2000

Hawaii

Aluminum

Blending

?

3

December, 2000

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Aluminum

Filling

?

1

February, 2001

Osaka, Japan

Steel

Val Extrusion

?

0

November, 2001

Sebastion, FL

Steel

Filling

?

1

 

 

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