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Incident Report 2020-05-01T16:26:00+00:00

Purge Valve Jammed Open - Early Valves

Incident Date

1905-01-06

Incident Description

There is a historic report from 1979 of certain Scubapro valves failing due to mud working its way into the purge button housing and causing the second stage to jam on in use.

Lessons Learned

Ensure that valves have a sealed purge button housing that does not allow entry of mud or gravel.
Factors
Line Management Unknown
Gas Management Unknown
Equipment Management Unknown
Equipment Failure Major
Training Unknown
Medical Unknown
Planning Unknown
Procedural Error Unknown
Cave Environment Unknown
Weather Unknown
Other Factor Unknown