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

Leaks from LP Hoses / 1st Stage

Incident Date


Incident Description

1976 - The diver rotated his cylinder several times while trying to pass a narrow spot with his equipment hand-held. In doing this the second stage hose partially unscrewed from the first stage of the valve. The result was an unpleasant air leak which he coped with by turning his cylinder valve off until he wanted to breath.

Lessons Learned

Ensure correct maintenance inspection and operation of equipment.
Line Management Negligible
Gas Management Negligible
Equipment Management Major
Equipment Failure Major
Training Minor
Medical Negligible
Planning Negligible
Procedural Error Negligible
Cave Environment Minor
Weather Negligible
Other Factor Unknown