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February 2000 Vol. 15, No. 2   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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105 Equipment Failures Ranked According to Frequency

from the February, 2000 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Type of Equipment
Incidents
Morbidity
Air supply
58
0
Air gauge
33
9
Regulator first stage
12
3
LP hose rupture
8
0
Alternate air source
4
0
Air cylinder
1
0
Buoyancy jacket
24
0
Inflator failure
14
2
Spontaneously inflated BC
10
7
Depth & timing devices
14
0
Computer
11
6
Depth gauge
3
3
Miscellaneous
9
0
Fins
5
0
Surface signaling device
3
0
Light
1
0
TOTAL
105
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This article appeared originally in the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medical Society (September 1999) and was written by Chris Alcott. Undercurrent takes all responsibility for editing errors and omissions.

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