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

Vomiting After a Lunchtime Brandy

Incident Date

1907-02-05

Incident Description

1973 Wookey Hole: A diver had a small quantity of brandy during lunch. Diving after lunch he started to vomit just inside Sump 9 but was able to remove his gag and replace it at correct intervals in synchrony with his vomiting.

Lessons Learned

Unexpected vomiting can happen.
Factors
Line Management Unknown
Gas Management Unknown
Equipment Management Unknown
Equipment Failure Unknown
Training Unknown
Medical Major
Planning Unknown
Procedural Error Major
Cave Environment Unknown
Weather Unknown
Other Factor Unknown